ConservativeHome’s round-up of ten of our best articles from the preceding week.
The Prime Minister commits to boosting UK defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP by 2030, and will push NATO allies to match | Number 10 ‘plans VAT cut to ease pain of rising prices’ | Johnson refuses three times to rule out an early election | Pincher resigns as deputy Chief Whip after ‘groping two men’ and ‘drinking too much’ at Carlton Club event
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The Deputy Leader of the Opposition argued “a million more people will be using food banks” by 2030.
The Prime Minister calls on NATO to increase defence budgets to fight Putin | Wallace urges boost to military spending | Truss says Britain should send weapons to Taiwan
Plus: The Cabinet Office Minister on the proper limits of the Bank of England’s independence.
PM hails ‘le bromance’ as he agrees an Anglo-French summit with Macron | Truss: We have a “duty” to fix the NI Protocol | Johnson claims there is “no point” giving public sector workers a big pay rise
“It would not be responsible opposition if I suggested yes to every strike,” the Shadow Foreign Secretary adds.
But Lewis also insists that the Conservatives “are a party of free trade” and will “work within international law.”
“We are talking about a hypothetical situation that may or may not happen in a couple of years time,” says Cooper.
The founder of Conservative Home declares that “a lot of Tory MPs want to get rid of the PM but felt a couple of weeks ago wasn’t the right time.”
The Northern Ireland Secretary also warns about putting up the National Debt “which our children will then have to pay off.”