The foundations of a strong economy don’t rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of government.
I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment.
I understand the damage the expenses crisis has done to Parliament and the paramount importance of restoring trust in our politics.
The positive news is that the British economy is continuing to grow and is creating jobs. And it is positive news too that at a time of real international instability we are a safe haven in the storm.
If you want to change the way your banking system is regulated if you want to learn the mistakes of what’s gone wrong then you have to change your government.
Tax cuts should be for life not just for Christmas.
It’s normally the kiss of death to be identified as a rising star or someone to watch.
Of all the public services education is the one I’m most interested in. You get a more dynamic economy you deal with most social problems and it’s morally right.
I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the ‘Today’ programme and item four on the news was: ‘The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.’ I lay there thinking that’s interesting then I realised it was me.
There was a real fear that a euro-zone bank might fail that we’d have a sovereign debt problem in one of the larger European economies. That’s dissipated thanks largely to the action of the European Central Bank.