Germany has come closer to managing it – but take a look at the bill: an average of £71 billion between 1990 and 2014. That’s a little more than the £2 billion Sunak was sharing out yesterday.
Should conservative parties pursue liberal-minded centrist support or compete against far-Right populists for working-class voters?
Over this period, the UK’s economic growth was level with the US’s and exceeded the other five members of the G7. In other words, on international comparisons, we did well.
At the heart of the controversy lies the concerns of many women’s groups that a policy of self-ID of gender will leave women and girls vulnerable to males abusing the system to gain access to spaces reserved to females.
He’s recently been in the news for laying into Gary Neville, which will have done his cause no harm at all.
Only one in ten 2019 Tories – let alone anyone else – expect an outright Conservative victory next time round. Such a sense of inevitability could prove the hardest political challenge of all.
Careless talk costs credibility – a point that politicians who like musing aloud about undesirable outcomes should bear in mind.
A party in office for fourteen at the likely time of the general election will find it hard to escape being held responsible for all that’s gone wrong. This can result in a vicious circle of unpopularity leading to division leading to greater unpopularity.
The Chancellor promised to turn Britain into the next Silicon Valley, but was heard mostly in silence by his own side.
Truss’s administration, whether fairly or not, was perceived to have backtracked on some of the party’s key environmental commitments.
The new Home Secretary wants to uphold traditional British means of maintaining liberty and the rule of law.
Former PMs Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May reflect on the hospitality shown by the late Queen Elizabeth II when they were invited to stay at her Balmoral residence.
“[He wants] to understand people’s interests, people’s circumstances, different communities around the country,” she says.
Just as we find we were even more attached to Queen Elizabeth than we realised, so we find ourselves even more loyal to her successor than we expected.