Hoyle and Fowler are deeply opposed to the move, but Labour voters in the North of England like the sound of it.
Ministers can carry on trying, through the British Business Bank or directly, to push on this Gordian Knot – or slice through it.
Her told a meeting in 1994 that “it has recently been said that the option of leaving the Community [is] ‘unthinkable’. I believe this attitude is rather simplistic.”
Plus: People vote for me to shave off my beard. But the decision was only advisory. And did they have enough information…?
The story of who won (like David Davis). And who lost (like Zac Goldsmith).
The May government has so far set its sights no higher than its predecessor. Its aim remains Cameron’s – to build a one million homes during this parliament.
Continental Europe needs the financial services of London just as much, if not more, than London needs its financial exports to Continental Europe.
The people want a respectful, decent and honest referendum on the EU. Some in Government are failing to live up to that standard.
The fervent believer in the European project was also an early advocate of market economics. We send our commiserations to his widow and family.
The housing crisis offers a chance to reinvigorate the property-owning democracy.
Of course, it is right to be cautious. But Iran is too an important a country to be ignored or locked in a cupboard.
Hat tip to “Liar Politicians“.
On the twentieth anniversary of Britain's departure from the Exchange Rate Mechanism, Lord Lamont, the Chancellor of the time, busts some myths about the episode and its aftermath. (1) “Didn’t Britain lose £30bn of reserves during the ERM crisis?” No. There were many exaggerated estimates put around at the time. When foreign exchange reserves are […]
By Lord Lamont of Lerwick. A favourite quotation from Disraeli used to be that “if change is not necessary, change is unnecessary”. Perhaps it rings a little complacent today. We are all modernisers now. But this common sense observation was simply a more elegant variant of the colloquial “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” […]