Tory Ministers using their time with the faithful in Manchester to announce new spending commitments, either in their own bailiwick or for the Government generally, will reveal three political truths.
First, new policies will reflect what Conservatives feel must to be done to counter Corbyn. Second, they will be a measure of May’s ability to force a unified message from Cabinet and support for Hammond’s prep for the November Budget. And third, they will signal the Government’s macroeconomic approach – there’s still no money left, so new spending would keep debt reduction out of reach.
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