The ineptitude of Brexit Ministers

The ineptitude of Brexit Ministers

  Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union and MP for Carshalton and Wallington At a Vote Leave press conference on 24 June 2016, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, two of the Brexit campaign’s most prominent figures, faced the cameras for the first time since it became clear that the UK had […]

Are the British Armed Forces prepared to meet all potential threats to UK national security?

Are the British Armed Forces prepared to meet all potential threats to UK national security?

    Dr Julian Lewis, Chairman of the Defence Select Committee and Conservative MP for New Forest East Even with perfect foresight, one’s answer to that question would have to be “No”, but – much more often than not – one is working in the dark. The great General Ismay, Churchill’s wartime representative on the […]

The need for a national strategy for transport

The need for a national strategy for transport

    Lilian Greenwood, Chair of the Transport Select Committee and Labour MP for Nottingham South The UK’s transport infrastructure is set to benefit from investment worth several tens of billions of pounds. But is that going to produce the outcomes which the Government wants: rebalancing of the economy and enhancing productivity; better reliability and […]

The need to clarify tax governance

The need to clarify tax governance

    Stephen Hammond, a member of the Treasury Select Committee and Conservative MP for Wimbledon On a weekly basis, Jeremy Corbyn expresses faux anger about tax cuts for millionaires and tax havens. In his view, the richest homebuyers are not paying stamp duty, foreign oligarchs are not paying Capital Gains Tax on property disposals, […]

Taking the UK forward

Taking the UK forward

    Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Twickenham Not in living memory have politicos gathered for their conferences at such an uncertain time for the country. It becomes clearer by the day that the referendum last year set Britain on a profoundly rocky course. How different the reality has proved […]

The Conservatives will give Britain strong and stable leadership at what is a crucial time for our country

The Conservatives will give Britain strong and stable leadership at what is a crucial time for our country

    Patrick McLoughlin, Chairman of the Conservative Party and Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Derbyshire Dales The next five years will be the most challenging that Britain has faced in recent memory. Our future prosperity, our place in the world, our standard of living, all depend on getting the next five years right. Just […]

Labour is ready and waiting to take on the task of transforming the UK’s transport network

Labour is ready and waiting to take on the task of transforming the UK’s transport network

    Andy McDonald, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport and Labour MP for Middlesbrough Few policy areas present governments with the ability to meet long-term economic challenges as effectively as transport does. For the United Kingdom, thoese challenges include a crisis of low pay and stagnating wages that has meant that workers’ real wages […]

The UK will play its part in defending the West from Russian aggression and Islamist extremism

The UK will play its part in defending the West from Russian aggression and Islamist extremism

    Michael Fallon, Secretary of State of Defence and Conservative MP for Sevenoaks Two years ago, in 2015, we conducted an ambitious Strategic Defence Security Review and committed to continue to meet NATO’s target of spending two percent of GDP on defence. Not only have we done what we said but we have also […]

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