The Government’s failure to do anything about London’s housing crisis means the capital is now starting to export voters into its wide commuter belt.
The evidence from the local elections is not that the voters are abandoning the Tories to back Reform or Ukip , but parties of the centre and the left. Their situation is bad, but it can be made worse.
There’s a perverse tendency for doomed governments to play it safe. This approach didn’t save Stanley Baldwin or John Major, and won’t work now.
“Get Brexit Done, Unleash Britain’s Potential” was the 2019 slogan. The first was achieved in short order. The second is yet to be delivered.
Forget the polls. Be honest about risk. Understand the English. Use scientists less. Deploy Sunak more. Drop the technical language and work with others.
The future was that we would be colour-blind. Instead, wokeism tells us we should see each other as members of different races.
Johnson needs a Simon Milton figure in government. The move would be controversial, to put it mildly. But who else is there?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
The public would catch up when growth slowed and redundancies rose. It would become clear that raising taxes on employers doesn’t help anyone.
Hear from the former chief executive of Vote Leave and co-founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance about Brexit, the fiscal crisis and forthcoming political battles.
The political logic of the Prime Minister’s choice is solid enough. But we’re past the stage where his Sunday statement can simply be taken on trust.
Try to please everyone and you end up pleasing nobody. Even Lisa Nandy, who seems more alert than most of her rivals, has fallen into this trap.
I have lost count as to how many Tories I have recently met who assume that we will be in power for the next ten to fifteen years. That worries me.
Housing played a small role in the 2019 election, but the first piece in a new mini-series notes that home ownership is the key driver of voter behaviour.