The Foreign Secretary’s proposals most resemble Anthony Barber’s 1972 ‘dash for growth’, pouring fuel on the fire of an economy already racked by monetary expansion and a looming energy crisis.
It has real democratic authority including with the Lords which might not be so inhibited from voting down new measures which didn’t feature in that manifesto.
A panel assembled by Policy Exchange addressed the question, “Conservatism: What Do We Want From The Next Prime Minister?”
The Leader of the Opposition sounded as ungenerous as those who denounced Thatcher for years after her downfall.
Three Conservative backbenchers, and then most damagingly the recently resigned Health Secretary, told the Prime Minister it was time to go.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century Britain began to cede market share in industries such as coal mining, textiles, iron, steel, and shipbuilding.
Agency workers and minimum service guarantees are a start. But there is more for Ministers to do.
Voters aren’t used to a world of rising prices and interest rates, and their hearts and minds are up for grabs.
There is a lot of rhetoric about boosting vocational training, but we need to do more to deliver it in practice.
No Conservative leader has lost a challenge as Prime Minister, but neither have any survived their victories by as much as a year.
The presumption must be that the Prime Minister will win. History suggests a question that would follow is: by how much?
If the party really wants to honour its past, then it must face up to problems of the present.
The Attorney General on judges, Asian values, Spartans, the Good Law Project, Lord Frost – and why the Tories should revive the torch logo.
But unless the Party offers them a genuine shot at prosperity, it risks sliding into decline.
One controversy may be considered to be a misfortune, two looks like carelessness and three suggests a pattern of behaviour.