“We must not fall into this trap: the trap of pushing policies which seem to be politically possible but which we know won’t actually solve the country’s problems.”
Her performance at the Coronation won the Leader of the House an adoring public, and indicated that despite her many critics she is still a potential successor to Sunak.
Theresa May’s paean to internationalism in her Carlton lecture rung hollow in light of her record in dealing with Brussels.
Goods and issues which pose the most pressing concerns have been addressed first, but the same framework provides a basis for future agreement in other areas.
The former Cabinet Minister and Johnson adviser says that Corporation Tax shouldn’t rise and that spending should be cut if necessary.
The most likely way through this impasse is a new agreement, sitting on top of the existing Protocol and introducing a new set of principles on how it operates. Such an agreement must preserve Northern Ireland’s constitutional status.
Careless talk costs credibility – a point that politicians who like musing aloud about undesirable outcomes should bear in mind.
The Proposition 13 vote in 1978 brought in dramatic tax cuts in California and a great boost in economic growth. We should learn from the Americans how to invigorate local democracy.
We shouldn’t assume that Tory common sense protects British conservatism. The fact is that rightwing PC — though in a different form to the US version — is making in-roads in this country too.
My guess is that she is too smart to allow the worst case scenario to happen. To do that, however, she is going to have to move swiftly from focusing on winning the confidence of Conservative MPs and party members to winning the confidence of the markets.
A panel assembled by Policy Exchange addressed the question, “Conservatism: What Do We Want From The Next Prime Minister?”
The Party’s internationalist-minded Left talks the rebellious talk, but is less ready to walk the walk.
A future in which young people cannot buy homes is a bigger threat to capitalism than Gove’s rent reforms.
“The Treasury Finance Ministry view of the world isn’t about structural reform to increase the productive capacity of the economy.”
The Tories of the 2030s will need to make a complete clean break with the 1980s. We can think new ideas – and return to older ones to conserve and protect the institutions that make up the social fabric of this country.