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A pro-science and technology agenda requires political decisions no-one is currently pursuing. Taking on some public sector trade unions. Engaging constructively with the EU. Reforming planning law. Embracing the Oxford to Cambridge arc.
The tax-cutters have tested their established strategies to destruction. When they got their woman into Downing Street, it took just 45 days for their agenda to crash-and-burn.
The criticism of him in the newspaper most read by Party activists took little account of the effects of war and pandemic on the choices he must make.
Mercifully, there remain a few Thatcherites, even in the Cabinet, who believe in the power of liberty, responsibility, commerce and voluntary action.
The Prime Minister is right to be optimistic about our future relationship with the EU, but we must be ready for every eventuality.
May needs to demonstrate that Whitehall is prepared – deal or no deal. Crossing one’s fingers and hoping for transition is not an alternative, or shouldn’t be.
We would be better off out, in terms of jobs, wages and growth – and the cost of leaving would be smaller than its benefits.
The occupant of Number 11 may seek to become what Margaret Thatcher claimed to be after she was brought down: “a good back seat driver”.
Although Cameron and the Chancellor expected the deficit to be far smaller by now, they still have a credible strategy for dealing with it.
Strong victories for strong leaders are usually the hallmark of a crisis, not of a successful country (which the UK surely is).
Having done their best to wreck the pension system under Brown, now Labour want a chance to finish it off entirely.
Allister Heath, Editor of City AM, introduces a new report from NothingBritish.com that exposes the economic illiteracy of the BNP. SUNLIGHT is always the best disinfectant, in politics as in everything else. The BNP’s calling card, its rabid dislike of immigrants, is well-known – but the party’s views on economics, which are equally pernicious, have […]
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.