If the electorate still credit Labour with being the party that cares, it will always have a short path back to power.
Posts Tagged: Welfare
It was this very same attitude on the part of the EU that caused us to vote Leave in the first place.
And May’s reputation for straightforwardness risks damage from the Budget’s proposals for NICs.
Ryan Shorthouse: Balancing the budget. Make private schools pay VAT. End ring-fencing. Charge for missed GP appointments.
The second piece in our pre-Budget series on how to eliminate the structural deficit.
Hammond was right to postpone the date by which he aims to achieve a balanced budget. But whether or not Tory MPs really have the appetite for one is doubtful.
The first piece in our mini-series on reducing the deficit explores ideas from addressing ‘grey welfare’ to closing Whitehall departments.
A new Office for Intergenerational Responsibility would prevent politicians heaping costs on future taxpayers to fund giveaways today.
James Cartlidge: Beware an unexpected consequence of Brexit – opening our doors to a new mass of unskilled migrants
My worry is that we will end up simply substituting EU immigration with non-EU. We need to buy time to train our own workforce up.
Children lose out, and there’s a knock-on elder care, too.
It should be used to pay for what we owe in our pensions and benefits system – and thus provide more inter-generational justice.
Iain Duncan Smith: In office, I worked to tackle the roots of poverty. My new mission is to deal with those of low productivity.
The Centre for Social Justice, which I am now chairing once again, is turning its attention to the quality of growth and jobs.
The Health Service’s Chief Executive has said what many politicians are too nervous to even whisper.
Sadly, it was not uncommon to see people arrive in court who had stolen in order to get the food that they and their family needed to survive.
Indiscriminate attacks on Parliament, the judiciary, the civil service, the media and business are anti-meritocratic and nihilistic, which should trouble those on the Right.
Iain Duncan Smith: Cutting Universal Credit work allowances would harm those in greatest need of help
It would be more cost-effective and more fair to adjust the planned increases in the income tax personal allowance.