PM lays out ‘radical’ plans to ‘level-up’ and ‘unite’ the country in bid to spur on Britain’s economic recovery post-coronavirus

The Prime Minister took to the stage in Dudley to announce a bold plan to invest an additional £5 billion to kickstart Britain’s post-pandemic economic recovery. Johnson added that as a consequence of this investment ‘we will not just bounce back, we will bounce forward’ from the economic downturn that the pandemic has forced upon us.

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The UK must ensure political and economic independence from Brussels

Little over four years ago, on the 23rd of June 2016, the people of this country voted to leave the EU. And now, after plenty of twists and turns, we are on the final straight.

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Did the Brexit Party cost the Tories seats in England and Wales?

Introduction:

In the aftermath of the Brexit Party’s triumphant victory in the 2019 European parliamentary elections, it was widely anticipated that Farage’s party would split the Leave vote in any future general elections. These concerns became even more apparent when the Eurosceptic parties failed to displace Labour in Peterborough or fend off the Liberal Democrats in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.

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The pandemic has placed a bandage over Labour’s deep wounds of division but this is beginning to unravel

It is hard to ignore the strides that the Labour Party have taken forward during the pandemic. Since party members installed Sir Keir Starmer as party leader, Labour has significantly reduced the Tories lead and the former head of the Crown Prosecution Service has challenged the Prime Minister at the dispatch box. However, the sacking of arch-Corbynite, Rebecca Long-Bailey, demonstrate the problems that the former Shadow Brexit Secretary can expect to face once Britain enters the so-called new normal.

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The ‘Lidl Free Marketeers’ must prevail against the ‘Waitrose’ Protectionists in the Tory party’s new civil war

Last Friday, Katy Balls, the deputy political editor of The Spectator magazine, highlighted that there is a growing divide emerging in the post-Brexit Conservative Party.

However, this divide is not a rebirth or mutation of the party’s longstanding disunity on the issue of Britain’s membership of the European Union. This is a divide revolves around the potential trade deal forged between Whitehall and Washington DC.

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PMQs falls flat with neither man able to land a fatal blow

Since the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition first locked horns in early May, the pair have created a fractious and confrontational relationship. In the first few encounters, the former head of the Crown Prosecution Service utilised the barren benches behind the Prime Minister to turn PMQs into a moot court. At times Boris Johnson was left dithering, clenching his hair and pleading for his colleagues to jeer him on.

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Policy or Personality? The Race for the White House is too close to call

Tonight, Joe Biden has officially received the nomination from the Democratic Party to take on Donald Trump in November’s Presidential election. Again, as in 2016, this election is all but impossible to predict. Opinion polls tend to predict that Joe Biden will defeat Donald Trump in November, but the truth is they are all over the place and this is made no better by the volatility that the coronavirus has brought to politics. However, the poll published in tomorrow’s Sunday Express is significant. Less so because its highlighted the path for Trump to win 270 electoral college votes and return to the White House, but because it has pinpointed key issues for American voters. The key issues that will decide the election.

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Forget Cummings’ Durham trip, the biggest threat to the Tories is Britain’s economic recovery

You cannot switch on the news without journalists or politicians arguing, usually against, the actions of the Prime Minister’s special adviser. And whilst this has led to a slump, not only in support for Boris Johnson, but also in confidence in the government, we cannot let Mr Cummings’ 260-mile journey divert attention from the fight against coronavirus.

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The NHS is on its knees – who is to blame?

COVID-19 has undoubtedly exacerbated the visibility of the failures in the NHS. This highlights the long standing debate of who’s to blame? The Twitter-sphere is littered with leftist, anti-Tory propaganda. Claiming that the Conservatives have single-handedly caused the downfall of Britain’s beloved healthcare system. However, looking back into its history we can see that this claim has its faults.

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The Emperor needs some clothes: We should head to the shops

Britons are entering their sixth week in lockdown, with only the publication of a vague exit strategy to look forward to. Almost inevitably this plan will not provide a clear timeline and will instead rephrase the Government’s existing mantra of data dependence. This approach, with its focus on ‘seeing’ all available information, features a paradoxical and profound blindness to the broader reality of our situation.

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