I would break this down into three broad and interconnected areas. How do we improve accountability? How do we embrace new technology? And how do we allocate resources more effectively?
The Energy Charter Treaty is another area where our parliament needs to reclaim the right to make its own laws without fear of costly legal action.
This Government does not have long to overcome quangoland’s opposition. It must show determination to get change in Whitehall before Whitehall’s resistance helps engineer a change of government.
Is he fated to be a fire-fighter, a leader grappling with crisis? Or can he find the political space to deliver a more personal message – perhaps to do with education?
There is much that we can offer the region thanks to our expertise in many of the twenty-first century’s key industries.
With the economic picture so bleak, rejoining might be a tempting bone for Starmer to throw his progressive supporters.
A party in office for fourteen at the likely time of the general election will find it hard to escape being held responsible for all that’s gone wrong. This can result in a vicious circle of unpopularity leading to division leading to greater unpopularity.
As a former Brexit Secretary, I know that we can use our Brexit freedoms to achieve incredible things. Changes to EU regulations in our five growth industries will mean that we can deliver the very best for our great country,
Warmed-over Thatcherism and self-serving, Lib Dem-flavoured constitutional reform talk is no foundation for a breakthrough.
the risk is that the fiscal errors made by the Truss administration tarnish the vital goal of improving the UK’s sluggish long-term growth rate.
The recent history of the Conservative Party and the country is the ultras have had their way on both policy and personnel. The result – for both party and country – is now clear to see.
The EU has imposed a series of requirements which have increased costs and complexity. There is no longer the need for the UK to impose such EU requirements.
Not since Lawson in his pomp has there been a Tory Chancellor who communicates such ebullient intellectual confidence, and such scorn for his critics.
But there are truths in life – for example, that a stich in time saves nine, beggars can’t be choosers…and that you can’t spend more than your earn. His premiership ends with record spending and taxes.
At present, we are languishing in the polls. However, if we keep their reputation for being good on the economy, then the public may decide to give us another chance.