“Boris has not been a good Prime Minister – has damaged the office and the Tory party,” the former Chancellor says.
Our troubles will be compounded by Ministers’ import promotion policies, most pronounced in the Business, Energy and Agriculture departments.
No self-respecting democracy could accept the sort of concessions demanded by the victor after a war had been won.
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
He has demonstrated prodigious powers of endurance, keeping going through storms of criticism which would have driven many a lesser figure out of politics.
As with Brexit, much of the Tory family finds itself pitted against the permanent State on how Britain aligns itself in the world.
It may be significant that the one person who doesn’t seem to be making their mistake is Keir Starmer.
We in the regions must accept that it will be up to us to provide the detailed data that will help to monitor the success of investment made.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
Even if the headlines weren’t hogged by the ongoing Brexit votes, what could the Chancellor really announce?
To turn Lord Denning on his head, Brexit is like “an incoming tide flowing up the estuaries of England”.