By putting money into the hands of parents, in effect, such help would help to drive the demand for childcare of all kinds, formal and informal.
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.
A fisherman from the Ajax, and other Leavers, want to know the Prime Minister will not let them down.
Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.
The third piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
These findings compare to a 64 per cent total in June, when Theresa May was still Prime Minister, with a leadership election looming.
Nick Hargrave is a former Downing Street special adviser, where he served both David Cameron and Theresa May. He now… Read more »
The first phase may have been the most fraught, but Johnson’s deal leaves lots to do – and many decisions to make – in the next stage.
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
Former Chancellor Philip Hammond dismisses Johnson’s deal as ‘a limited achievement, maybe, but a limited achievement”.
This is Ireland’s deal as much as the UK’s. So the Taoiseach has an interest in assisting the Prime Minister over extension.
“We have today to take a key decision and it’s simple. Do we want to deliver Brexit? Do we want to deliver on the result of the referendum?
There have been compromises on both sides and the DUP says it cannot support the new Withdrawal Agreement. But what’s actually in it and what’s new?
Plus: Could the Brexit Party get a free run from the Conservatives in 50 seats? Welcome, Chris Mason. And: my weekend.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
The Chequers Plan has been dead for some time, but Johnson has now read the funeral rites over it.
Like May before him, the Prime Minister risks inflicting deep structural damaged on the United Kingdom in order to escape tactical difficulties.
Had the Benn Act not been passed, his negotiating position, as he presents his new plan, would be much stronger.
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
The Government’s policy of reminding the electorate that it is keeping faith with the largest democratic exercise in our country’s political history is correct.
It would also be dishonest to claim that the thought of voting Liberal Democrat did not flicker momentarily as we’ve veered towards knuckle-head, pound-shop Orbanism.
In the end, it may well prefer to hold out for a general election – and the likelihood of a Brexit delay – in the hope that something better turns up.
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
The Brexiteers have fallen flat internationally because they overestimated Britain’s power. And they have done so domestically because they mistook a moral argument for a political one.
He must neither sign an extension nor break the law. Which could leave only one road open to him…
Two different conceptions of it are widely held in the UK, representative and direct. In 2019, they collide.
He has resigned because his profound loyalty to his brother cannot be reconciled with his profound opposition to a no deal Brexit.
The former Party Chairman and Chief Whip says the only way to save moderate conservatism is to get Brexit through.