Social engineering through the tax system is nothing new. Both Tory and Labour chancellors have become excited at the prospect of initiatives to encourage spending in one area and discourage it in another.
David Cameron was being driven back from RAF Northolt early on Friday evening when he was told that Iain Duncan Smith, his predecessor but one as Tory leader, had resigned from the cabinet. The work and pensions secretary quit in a fury, following vicious arguments with the Treasury over cuts to benefits for the disabled, announced in the budget only two days before.
Will the real Iain Duncan Smith please stand up? The self-styled “quiet man” of British politics is a hard subject to paint in broad brush strokes. A former army officer, IDS – as he is known to many – is often seen in the mould of Norman Tebbit, the MP for Chingford, whose seat he inherited in 1992.
Alex Iwobi was on target in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Everton.
The Leeds head coach has been discussing the problems the club face in the market.
Southampton and Liverpool will face each other in the Premier League today.
David Cameron and George Osborne were struggling to maintain a semblance of unity in the Tory party as allies of Iain Duncan Smith said he had quit the cabinet because he regarded their cuts to welfare as “morally indefensible”.
Forty million years ago a group of ants sat on a tree trunk watching another ant at work. A drop of sap welled over them; the rest is palaeontology.
The Canaries beat West Brom 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Can Arsenal win the Premier League title this season?
The success or failure of the 2016 Formula One season as a sporting spectacle is in the hands of a quietly spoken Cambridge graduate with a private passion for flying an 80-year-old Auster aircraft over the English countryside.
Nike has launched the HyperAdapat 1.0 sneaker, which it says is the first "self-lacing" mass-produced shoe of its kind.