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It strikes the right balance between her goal of a “low-tax economy” and Johnsonian “investment in education, infrastructure and technology”
The Conservative Policy Forum should set up permanent subject groups in areas of policy which matter to our members.
Try to please everyone and you end up pleasing nobody. Even Lisa Nandy, who seems more alert than most of her rivals, has fallen into this trap.
The most serious risk of all is the clear possibility that the new regime will lead to a massive increase of immigration.
And, the Chancellor notes in his Bolton speech, that excludes 59 Labour policies “which don’t have enough detail for us to cost fairly”.
Corbyn has made it safer to indulge the Tory leadership’s willingness to spend. But there are signs of at least some restraint.
Around two-thirds of the top 100 marginal seats are town constituencies. That presents an opportunity.
At the last election 81 per cent of voters believed that a Conservative victory would mean fewer migrants. The party’s manifesto explicitly promised that “there will be fewer lower-skilled migrants and overall numbers will come down.”