The final choice, of course, will be down to the 0.3% of the population who comprise the Party membership. They, in previous years, favoured the likes of IDS and Michael Howard, so if you were of a particular persuasion, you could see a benefit in their choosing a guaranteed election-loser. It all, apparently, comes down to taxes in the end, less, more or more of the same and who has the biggest cuts. Which I’d say is likely to put Levelling Up out of the window with the former Levelling Up Minister. As far as your investments are concerned, anyone is better than no-one as it’s uncertainty that stock markets hate. And that’s just our stock market. Don’t think you’ll find any others are that bothered.
“Britain is braced for a winter of strikes – yet a public backlash just hasn’t happened”
There’s a lot of support, I know, for the striking nurses/rail workers/posties/firemen et al. But you don’t have to go far to hear quite a bit of ‘you know some of them earn £40,000 a year not bad is it and they get great pensions don’t know what they’re complaining about there’s no money anyway’.