Cabinet ministers and former Tory chancellors are lining up to lambast Boris Johnson’s leaked plans to hike national insurance. The Prime Minister will meet with the 1922 Committee today to sell his proposal of increasing national insurance contributions (NIC) to tackle the growing NHS backlog caused by the pandemic. Cabinet will meet for the first time in-person tomorrow to discuss it in more detail.
The Coronation offers a rare opportunity to reset the national narrative
British politics needs to return to being a clash of competing ideas and to stop being a contest about who can coin the snappiest soundbite.