It’s front page story exactly a week ago misrepresented an Office of Budget Responsibility report. (P.S: The OBR isn’t doing too well itself either.)
Ignoring the issue would be inconsistent with the principles many on the right hold dear.
Used wisely, opinion research can help bridge the gap between the political class and the people.
Rather, the problem they should seek to tackle is that of poverty – which can be done by a pro-market agenda.
If the industry doesn’t meet its responsibilities, then government must step in.
We need a judge-led inquiry into the impact of Sharia marriage and inheritance prescriptions on British communities.
For the first time ever, the race to increase ethnic minority representation is neck-and-neck between the two main parties.
It is vital that this important work is not dragged off course by the short-term political game-playing of the general election campaign.
Plus: This week’s focus groups in Leamington and Dewsbury; and if the party leaders were singers, whom would they be?
Jonathan Maitland: Why I’ve written a play about Geoffrey Howe. (And here’s a special offer invite to see it.)
It’s a portrait of two types of marriage: Geoffrey and Elspeth’s on-going one of 62 years, and Geoffrey and Margaret’s political union of 18.
Matthew Bailey and Philip Cowley: The conventional wisdom is wrong. As Tory leader, Thatcher stood for ideology – right from the start
The day-in-day-out reporting of the 1975 leadership contest stressed her dogmatism – and the risks for the Party should its MPs be foolhardy enough to vote for her.
Capped care home fees. Better help for rape victims. 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. Reduced number of pension qualifying years for women. And more.
Its defining characteristic is a mix of practical knowledge and an understanding of the best and the worst of which humans are capable.
So we need to continue to invest heavily in naval equipment – ensuring that it comes into operation, and has the manpower to go with it.
Doctors need a moratorium on change to let them catch their breath. But with votes to win, the urge to make unrealisable promises is too great to resist.