The liberal consensus has been broken. A new group of voters, who have not been well-served by liberal policy approaches, are now a crucial part of the Conservative electorate. There is no Conservative majority without them. But will the party will adjust its offer accordingly? Or will it pretend that their new voters were inexplicably […]
Chancellor Rishi Sunak can delay some spending, but he must lay the groundwork for long-term plans.
Ruling on Heathrow airport expansion is a setback for the UK’s global trade ambitions.
The UK’s new immigration plan reveals plenty about the kind of country Boris Johnson wants to lead.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
Fireworks at the end of a long-running battle between aides of the British prime minister and those of the chancellor.
We need to control long-term immigration but also make it easier for entrepreneurs to visit the UK so that they can invest in and work with British companies.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
POLITICO’s predictions for the year ahead.
Andrew Bailey has predicted UK would ‘take on board practical experience more rapidly.’
The legislative program includes laws covering fisheries, farming, financial services, trade and immigration.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
That’s a legitimate political agenda, and people are quite welcome to vote for it. But they deserve to know what’s coming.
A likely bug in the social network’s transparency tools made paid-for messages worth a combined £7.4 million inaccessible to scrutiny.
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How has the Leave vote affected the UK economy, ask Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson (LSE) in this second of two blogs based on the CEP Election Analysis briefing on Brexit. It summarizes CEP research on how the referendum outcome has affected the UK economy since 2016. The first blog, which reviews work on the potential long-run … Continued
Neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party have put forward credible manifestos, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
The SNP demands a second independence referendum next year and an end to austerity.
The Labour Party hopes to win the December election with a radical plan to take on the rich.
Andrew Smith is a Conservative Councillor in Westminster and a consultant for Cicero Group. He writes in a personal capacity… Read more »
The Lib Dems are unlikely to win the election — but they could be kingmakers.
The party says its plan would boost growth, but the proposals clash with tried-and-true methods.
Labour says plans would cost £20 billion up front, but BT says total price tag could be as high as £100 billion.
Billionaire picked Berlin for his first European base.
Without one, spending on older citizens will so far outstrip revenue from workers that future governments will face some unpleasant choices.
From star performers to strugglers — every confirmation session, super-abbreviated and rated.
UK’s departure from the EU without an agreement ‘central assumption’ of Dublin’s 2020 budget, finance minister says.
Unconfrontational hearing looked more like a coronation than a grilling.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s rightly been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
The policy for net zero emissions by 2030 would entail a radical and rapid transformation of the UK economy.