Years of government intervention have shifted public expectations in a dangerous direction for any centre-right programme.
Outsourcing to arms-length groups and insufficient departmental reviews have created a democratic deficit.
As a constituency chairman, I talk to my activists and a lot of voters. Here’s what they’re trying to tell the Party.
His team appear to believe the problem is that activists don’t know their candidate well enough, but it is quite the opposite.
Both candidates agree: there is a “Treasury orthodoxy” that damages economic growth. Coming from an ex-Chancellor and a former Chief Secretary, that is a powerful charge.
On a broad range of policy fronts, our new report from Full Fact and UK in a Changing Europe aims to help them do so.
The key takeaway is that she has long thought that there was insufficient focus on growth – and that good policy can deliver it.
Policy thinking aimed at raising taxes and squeezing spending is misplaced and needs to be turned on its head.
More of the same isn’t going to cut it, and the Foreign Secretary has the boldest and best vision for change.
We cannot afford a lost summer of masterly inactivity when the challenge of the cost of living crisis is so urgent.
Businesses and employees are only responding to monetary conditions set by the Bank of England, where the real responsibility lies.
Ministers really seem to have thought they could simply spend their way to high wages and stronger productivity.
We need a supply-side strategy from the whole of government to produce more energy, food, and other goods and services.
As the man himself famously did not say: “When the facts change, I find new reasons to advocate for stimulus packages.”