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 Reform
Cameron’s decision to leave the federalist, centre-right bloc was bewailed by Remainers. How do they feel about its call for a continent-wide ban on veils?
By making it hard to guarantee rent payments, pursue debts, or get information on tenants, the current system undermines confidence and restricts supply.
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.
The Party Chairman says “all seats” are under consideration for targeting.
A new Office for Intergenerational Responsibility would prevent politicians heaping costs on future taxpayers to fund giveaways today.
Children lose out, and there’s a knock-on elder care, too.
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.
Some voters are angry, but anger doesn’t define most people most of the time.
A lot has changed since 2010. The Autumn Statement should reflect the new financial and political reality.
He defines them as “people who work hard and by and large do not feel that they’re sharing in the prosperity that economic growth is bringing to the country”.
The third piece in our mini-series on the Autumn Statement comes from the Centre for Social Justice.
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.