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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.
By publishing the Lockdown Files, Isabel Oakshott’s has exposed the complicity of much of our media class in the mishandling of the pandemic.
There is a big difference between accepting that the UK has a responsibility to see she faces justice and arguing that she “needs saving”.
The former Business Secretary is better placed to inherit the former Prime Minister’s old role as the teller of Tory verities – if he doesn’t want the job himself, of course.
Some will take the view that someone’s tax bill is their own private business. This is hard to maintain when the person concerned is Chancellor of the Exchequer.
His plan for 2024 is to say: “I may not be most exciting politician in the world. But I’m the more reliable of the two before you. What I promise I then deliver.” It’s unlikely to be enough on its own.
When a minister comes under attack from the parliamentary lobby, petty allegations are treated as monstrous crimes.
In the last contest, we ditched the American knockabout for the traditional British format, and had a much healthier debate.
CCHQ should move to grip this disaster as best it can, before the third debate due to take place on Sky tomorrow.
It may be that there’s one between more frequent ballots and a higher threshold – a quarter of the Parliamentary Party, say, rather than 15 per cent.
Once taxation and National Insurance were deducted, his take-home pay had increased by £15 a month.
Few people might have bet on GB News seeing off Rupert Murdoch, but the evidence to date suggests they will.
We need to make sure these home-grown champions can compete fairly against the global streaming giants now dominating TV.