It’s tough at the top: there are white hairs on the PM’s temples which were not there when he took over in October last year.
So does Sunak, proudly smiling and clapping as the Chancellor spoke.
“I think what you’ll see overall is a broad approach that recognises that, where we can, we need to prioritise people on the lowest incomes.”
In one of the most remarkable statements from a Chancellor in living memory, Kwarteng pledged to reduce the top rate of income tax – amongst many other measures.
Chancellor “has been a remarkable force for good”, according to policing minister.
“People should know that we will stand by them, as we have throughout the last two years.”
I was surprised to see Daniel Hannan argue that the Government is failing to distance itself from the EU.
Students need skills like resilience, financial education, oracy and teamwork to secure jobs and thrive in employment.
Yesterday he sent a powerful message about the need to build a stronger economy, with a focus on innovation and investment.
“We will always give people the support they need and the tools to build a better life for themselves”, says Sunak.
“Today’s Budget does not draw a line under Covid – we have challenging months ahead”, he adds.
After COP26, Sharma could be out of a job, and the impetus generated by hosting the UN climate change conference could be lost.
Covid-19 is likely to have lasting effects on our preferences, where and how we want to work, and where we are able to travel.
The second piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.