Some Tory members would see such a development as nothing less than an establishment coup: as a conspiracy of bad actors working together to win revenge for Brexit.
“I would expect to see a boost to defence” as “the government must respond to increased threats to the UK”, says the Shadow Defence Secretary.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
Any candidate who focuses solely on leaving the EU will hit a brick wall with the Parliamentary Party.
Given the resistance of Tory MPs to spending cuts and tax rises, Hammond’s easiest course would be to push any into the future. But this wouldn’t be problem-free…
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.