Is he fated to be a fire-fighter, a leader grappling with crisis? Or can he find the political space to deliver a more personal message – perhaps to do with education?
As her Lord Chancellor, I would have resigned if she had brought forward such proposals (which she wouldn’t have done anyway).
Ministers can carry on trying, through the British Business Bank or directly, to push on this Gordian Knot – or slice through it.
The Chancellor sounded as if he was auditioning for a role in the Christmas panto.
He quotes Paddy Ashdown: “You either believe in democracy or you don’t.”
The story of who won (like David Davis). And who lost (like Zac Goldsmith).
The former Chancellor also says Carney has spoken too much about the consequences of Brexit, and cannot possibly know what those would be.
Germany’s political class finds itself in an impossible position, for it promised German taxpayers they would never have to pay for the Greeks.
The former Chancellor gives an insight into the experience of the biggest fiscal day of the year.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter My series profiling the groups of Tory MPs continues with a look at a pioneering Eurosceptic group which helped backbenchers cause significant headaches for Prime Minister John Major during the early 1990s. The Bruges Group is a well-established forum for advocating looser ties with Brussels, and it has gone from a […]
Tim Montgomerie The question at the top of this blog was asked in the Upper House yesterday by Lord Lamont: "Does my noble friend accept that in a number of bicameral systems in the world it is possible for a Prime Minister to be in either House? While it might not be acceptable to public […]
Yesterday evening the House of Lords defeated attempts to grant the British people a referendum on the EU Treaty. Published below are extracts from the contributions that Tory peers made to the debate. Lord Howe of Aberavon argues that the 1975 referendum damaged Britain’s standing in Europe: "Although it went the right way, having the […]
While by no means a silver bullet, there is a strong free market case for taxing emissions.