Courts left trying to work out whether benefit levels, pensions, or other cash transfers are enough to avoid poverty, with the public spending consequences not figuring at all.
The first and best allies of the campaign for independence have always been pro-UK politicians who think they can buy it off.
Labour cannot dismantle the British nation as a political community and expect it to long endure as a taxpaying one.
Stopping MPs for making an income outside of Parliament would further dilute the quality of the Commons.
I would break this down into three broad and interconnected areas. How do we improve accountability? How do we embrace new technology? And how do we allocate resources more effectively?
Only one in ten 2019 Tories – let alone anyone else – expect an outright Conservative victory next time round. Such a sense of inevitability could prove the hardest political challenge of all.
A party in office for fourteen at the likely time of the general election will find it hard to escape being held responsible for all that’s gone wrong. This can result in a vicious circle of unpopularity leading to division leading to greater unpopularity.
Endless efforts at constitutional appeasement after the 1980 referendum saw the country come very close to breaking up in 1995.
A brief series highlighting how the Labour Party used to be intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich, as long as they paid their taxes.
Former PMs Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May reflect on the hospitality shown by the late Queen Elizabeth II when they were invited to stay at her Balmoral residence.
Just as we find we were even more attached to Queen Elizabeth than we realised, so we find ourselves even more loyal to her successor than we expected.
But there are truths in life – for example, that a stich in time saves nine, beggars can’t be choosers…and that you can’t spend more than your earn. His premiership ends with record spending and taxes.
He will have believed he had no need to define himself more clearly when his poll ratings were high. So now other people are doing it for him.
With the global population exploding and relative power of the west declining, we should reduce our dependence on the kindness of strangers.
She explains why she changed her mind on Brexit, confirms she would change the Bank’s mandate, and says she would be happy to find a place for Sunak in her team.