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After transforming Labour, the activist group once dismissed as “a rabble” is plotting the next stage of its unfinished revolution
Though the cuts will end, current public spending outside of health will remain 15 per cent lower than in 2010.
The Prime Minister’s claim that Labour would raise the tax rate to “the highest in Europe” was a flat-out lie.
The steady increase in taxation since 2010 represents an ideological victory for the left.
Mediocre growth of 0.3 per cent is nothing for the Conservatives to celebrate.
Both parties recognise that voters crave higher public spending, not a smaller state.
The flight of Tory pragmatists shows a broad church degenerating into a dogmatic sect.
The cancellation of the Budget means weaker growth and higher government borrowing will not be officially reflected.
The UK’s departure would create a financial black hole that member states will struggle to fill.
Any agreement reached by Boris Johnson will be far inferior to the UK’s current terms: full membership and an array of opt-outs.
There is no constitutional obstacle to the monarch removing Johnson if an alternative leader wins the confidence of MPs.