The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Precisely what does Johnson think was wrong with the 2010-2018 deficit reduction agenda? Who knows? The Tories don’t have a clear economic story.
The Government’s main aim to date has been to ensure that it can take the strain – and his remarkable statement shows that this is unlikely to change.
Those who argue that the virus isn’t a serious problem and that the lockdown was unnecessary have more brains than sense.
The Prime Minister’s hospitalisation accentuates the need for a new strategic structure to support a new strategic plan.
The Coronavirus will punch a hole in Sunak’s sums sufficient to throw levelling-up, Boosterism, Brexit bonuses – what have you – off course.
The heated debate about fiscal policy a decade ago is often forgotten. It matters that the former Prime Minister now acknowledges he came down on the wrong side.
George Osborne ignored the well-justified caution which had kept minimum wage rises so modest, and the evidence that his ploy will harm employment growth.
Sam Bowman claims that unless taxes are cut at the same rate as tax credits, the Government will end up disincentivising work.
A host of conservative and libertarian thinkers and campaigners will be arrayed for your inspiration.
Sam Bowman is Policy Director at the Adam Smith Institute. Follow Sam on Twitter. Today is the first day of 'Living Wage week'. This is a promotional week run by the Living Wage Foundation to promote its campaign to get firms to pay their workers no less than £7.20 per hour (£8.30 in London) – […]
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