Whether or not I appointed the right candidate, only time will tell, and the Surrey public will be the ultimate judge.
The Chancellor, too, is right to focus on using incentives to encourage those who can work to remain in the labour force and this should figure prominently in the March Budget.
Immigration is an important short-term palliative, but cannot remain an excuse for British businesses not to invest or train up domestic workers.
As I vote on legislation passing through Parliament, I notice a steady stream of laws that we could not have passed were we still in the EU.
We comprise half the electorate. You’re either with us – or with those on the left who can’t even bring themselves to define us.
Time and again, their more muscular – to borrow a phrase – approach to Westminster’s prerogatives has paid off. Yet they don’t set Union policy.
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Decades of under-investment and an unserious strategic culture have created a military whose primary function seems to be peacekeeping – but does less of that than Zimbabwe.
Have we got to the stage where it is now considered beyond the pale to employ the services of an accountant or advisor to minimise one’s tax bill?
Australia, Canada, and New Zealand have all managed to better implement the centre-right recipe for success, despite being ruled by left-of-centre parties.
The West Midlands must compete with Barcelona, Boston, and Beijing – not with London and Manchester.
It talks about public spending control, but exempts one of the biggest spending programmes from those pressures. It advocates labour market deregulation but extends labour protections to older workers.
There is next to no support among its ranks in the Commons for more immigration, liberalising planning law and improving access to European markets.
On the 13th of January 1913, the last formal private army in the history of the United Kingdom was established.
There is no splitting the difference between the centre ground of British public opinion and an extreme minority of activist bullies.