As one Cabinet Minister put it to me recently, the Treasury has never been interested in growth, just in collecting taxes.
The mainstream reaction to the idea of her comeback is incredulity. But she could easily become the Democrats’ best hope.
‘Let their frail elderly be unvisited in care homes. Let their weddings be postponed’, is the message of this Prime Minister.
Plus: Where have Allegra Stratton’s live press conferences got to? And why I hate Twitter.
Let’s say that Patel did, on occasion, shout – or lose her temper. Should that really be deemed unacceptable?
The visit should serve as a timely reminder that the last especially outlasts any individual President or Prime Minister.
This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
The Republicans made gains in the Senate, the Democrats won back the House – but that’s not enough to give them the stranglehold on Trump that they wanted.
Plus: John Lewis blames Brexit. Juncker gets a drink. BBC stasis at Question Time and PM. And: Trump can’t emote.
We need America. So we need its President – whether we like him or not. May must not let Macron walk off with Europe’s defence and security leadership.
One take on the President is that behind the flamboyant tweeting is a conventional actor, who knows full well that jaw tweet jaw is better than war tweet war.
The American President got elected by infuriating the liberals, but is incapable of governing by the same means.