Budget 2020: Political commentary

On Wednesday, 39-year old rookie Chancellor Rishi Sunak stood outside Number 11 holding the Treasury’s famous red case aloft. And despite becoming Britain’s second youngest chancellor only three weeks before, he unveiled an ambitious spending programme to ‘level-up’ Britain, while simultaneously warding off the economic effects of coronavirus. These twin objectives spurred Sunak to spend…

Select Committee Analysis

Five key takeaways  • Julian Knight replaced Damian Collins as DCMS Chair. Knight has aligned himself with Number Ten by backing reform of the license fee. Incumbents are rarely defeated in Committee elections – this result underlined the power that the government wields in parliament.    • Tom Tugenhadt’s re-appointment as Foreign Affairs Committee Chair…