The former Health Secretary, and newfound star of reality TV, seems oblivious to the air of bogusness which hangs over so many of his claims.
The second part of a mini-series on ConservativeHome this week about how the Government can help Britain’s economy to grow faster.
In these days of her Platinum Jubilee, we give thanks both local and ceremonial for her faithful service to her people.
Billions have already been briefed in advance of today’s budget, as if Britain were a country with a healthy budget surplus.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
Much of Westminster seems hell bent on pursuing net zero – never mind what this means for the average household.
In one of an occasional series we are running in advance of the Budget, some radical suggestions for kickstarting the British economy.
By happy chance, it coincided with the State Opening of the new Parliament, elected in July, which was ‘restored to something of its pristine splendour’.
As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
How would we have felt if our benefactors had grown tired of the burden and attempted to force us into a negotiated settlement with Hitler? Thankfully, Britain had the resolve to continue and our allies remained true.