The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
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?
We may need to move towards a mandatory minimum sentence to send a clearer message.
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.
Our nagging worry is: what about voters who may not want to get Brexit done, but are nonetheless apprehensive about Corbyn and John McDonnell’s tax plans?
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
Consider the sad case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
On this topic the disconnect between SW1 and the people is particularly vast.
There’s a very strong law-and-order focus, with almost a third of those announced covering law enforcement or criminal sentencing.
Since Parliament is unlikely to consider many of the measures proposed today, they should be put to the people as soon as possible.
There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
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.
Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
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.
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.