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Labour like to say we are the only major economy whose GDP has not recovered to prepandemic levels. But looking at GDP at constant prices in national currency the UK economy in 2022, according to the IMF, was one per cent bigger than in 2019.
The Tories of the 2030s will need to make a complete clean break with the 1980s. We can think new ideas – and return to older ones to conserve and protect the institutions that make up the social fabric of this country.
The Defence Secretary said “the real battle for defence” will come in the Comprehensive Spending Review in 2024-25, and “I’m not sure I’ll be here in two years”.
The Prime Minister must learn from his predecessor and condemn Beijing’s hostile activity.
A pro-science and technology agenda requires political decisions no-one is currently pursuing. Taking on some public sector trade unions. Engaging constructively with the EU. Reforming planning law. Embracing the Oxford to Cambridge arc.
Nearly two-thirds of Britons favour of greater assistance for refugees, such as the Government increasing employment and English language support.
Meanwhile British and American voters both back supporting Kyiv – but differ from the Ukrainians on what that should look like.
Braintree District Council has worked with a local community centre to set up a monthly meet-up event as a way of helping displaced Ukrainian families.
Not only is the region vital to prosperity and security in its own right, it also has a direct bearing on sanctions, defence industrial capacity, and nuclear deterrence in the Euro-Atlantic.
Users of the Government’s scheme should enjoy the same exemptions from international student fees and NHS surcharges as Ukrainian and other refugees.
This isn’t the time for ambiguity, but clarity: now give them the tools so they can finish the job and free all their territory, including Crimea.
We don’t have time to waste. During 2025 and 2026 the TCA, the UK/EU fisheries agreement, the EU’s decision on UK data adequacy and its current policy on derivatives trading all come up for review.
Merely “looking at” such measures as raising the pension age and reforming the benefits system will not be enough to demonstrate fiscal credibility.
That Chinese involvement in global telecommunications infrastructure is a weak point is not a new realization. However, this issue has received a special urgency.
Republican presidential hopefuls are trying to adopt firm defence and security positions without alienating the more insular Trump-influenced base.