It’s been a few weeks since I last blogged and in that time the coalition government has made impressive progress facing up to the huge economic problems left by Labour. The Government has shown that you can be honest and transparent about the size of our nation’s problems without talking down our country. It has also shown (and will again in Tuesday’s budget) that it will take the tough decisions needed to clean up Labour’s mess. The coalition is showing it really means business.
I was also delighted to see the launch last week of the ‘free schools’ policy, which will promote higher standards in education through competition and choice. This is a policy which has the potential to make a huge difference to the lives of children all over Britain; I was proud to campaign on it during the election and will be prouder still when it starts to improve the life chance of thousands.