The logic of the choice remains as Ken Clarke put it – Rwanda or nothing. Sir Keir has swallowed much in his pursuit of power, but Rwanda is a mouthful too much for him, or at least for his party. So he’s trying to bluff his way out of the problem.
In the Netherlands, Germany, and elsewhere, voters are showing that their rhetorical commitment to a ‘green transition’ is not matched by their willigness to pay.
Devaluation was not an option. So in 2011, unable to withstand pressure from France, Germany and the financial markets, he was replaced by a technocrat, Mario Monti.
Four per cent of these respondents placed Britain as their target destination, meaning that around 36 million people wish to relocate to Britain if given the opportunity.
It is important to note that real wage growth is a feature, not a bug, of Brexit and one Conservatives should be vocal about. Put simply, leaving the EU has begun to deliver on its promise to give greater economic power to the British worker.
In terms of fiscal policy, if the wider economic picture does not allow the debt to GDP ratio to fall, then the focus of the markets will be on the need to keep the public finances in shape.
We need to look at improving efficiency, and new ways of doing things. Many who work in the NHS are frustrated with the waste of both time and money, resulting from inefficient practices and poor management.
Labour like to say we are the only major economy whose GDP has not recovered to prepandemic levels. But looking at GDP at constant prices in national currency the UK economy in 2022, according to the IMF, was one per cent bigger than in 2019.
Garvan Walshe is a former National and International Security Policy Adviser to the Conservative Party Democracy doesn’t defend itself. It only survives if citizens and the politicians they elect defend political institutions and keep those who would destroy them out of power. This is the idea behind militant democracy, whose name we owe to the […]
We have been looking at how we can strengthen our laws to provide the police with the clarity they need to stop serious disruption and will come forward with those plans in the coming weeks.
British politicians are more than capable of committing blunders, but so too are their continental opposite numbers.
Italy heads to the polls on Sunday. It is likely to be another illustration of the uneasy relationship between the country’s volatile democratic politics and the strictures of Brussels’ political and economic orthodoxy.
The global rebound in 2021 was 6.1 per cen,t and this year the IMF expects global growth of 3.2 per cent followed by 2.9 per cent next. These forecasts may prove optimistic.
With the global population exploding and relative power of the west declining, we should reduce our dependence on the kindness of strangers.