Nothing I have written should be taken as a suggestion that we drop our guard or stop taking precautions. But, assuming we do that, there is no reason to panic. Cheer up.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Over a third of patients who attend A&E do so for non-urgent, minor injuries. They are unable to get GP appointments.
Ministers have been asked to push the Government’s priorities – tackling crime, funding the NHS, “levelling up” regions. How can these be effected without faster growth?
Inclisiran was the reason for one of the first phone calls I made when appointed to my present role last year.
We have the mandate and the majority. Let’s make 2020 a year of progress and work now to set up a decade we can all be proud of.
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
What vocabulary is left for a choice like the one we face tomorrow? We have no words to convey the magnitude.
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
I was on a boat in the middle of the Gulf of Finland when I found out my uncle had passed away. We all knew it was coming, but the speed with which it arrived sent my head and heart spinning, because once again I would miss the funeral of a family member. That part of the story is more about being an immigrant; another story for another time. The part of being an immigrant that is relevant here, is … Read more
It presents an exciting agenda spanning everything from hiring more staff to investing in key infrastructure and supporting innovation.
Voters have a clear choice: vote Conservative or vote for further indecision, confusion and delay.
The third piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
Plus: Groundhog Day for the NHS. Farage is the dog that hasn’t barked. I will miss Morgan. And: Off to Liverpool.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the poor and disadvantaged. Modern history too is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
They frame the rest of our life in terms of health and prosperity. Public policy needs to catch up with this new body of evidence.
Middle class hostility to the working class and lower middle class is extremely common, while working class and lower middle class hostility is practically non-existent.
As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
Control, cost and consistency all make a huge difference for patients, staff and their families.