Chasing the middle ground is based on showing that we ‘care’ – and that if you ‘care’ you have to intervene. But the interventions can make matters worse.
Posts by Alex Morton
Aid reform based on ‘efficiency’ is a smokescreen. So a different narrative and approach is needed.
Officials, advisers and Ministers will always need external expertise: what we need are conservative-minded experts.
The UK needs a political strategy to get the best deal – and we must be willing to sacrifice any and all other policies to achieve it.
Both consumer price inflation and higher interest rates are needed.
Every Prime Minister starts out talking about higher productivity but ends up offering more debt and cheap credit. Will this one break the mould?
There is a huge amount of talk about solving the problem, but too little effective action.
If our new Prime Minister cannot get through a fortnight without promising money left, right and centre, how will he or she manage the negotiation?
While I work for him, he showed himself a small c conservative, a man with a deep love for the country he governed, and an entirely honourable sense of duty.
The Europe decision. Yes, it’s important – even vital. But it really isn’t the be-all and end-all of Britain politics.
A mass of issues on which Westminster leads will still be there on June 24th – whether we stay or go.
How we made an idol of the experts, and why we should bring it crashing down on June 23rd – however we vote
There are serious negative effects caused by this misplaced certainty and deference.
So you want more social justice and economic efficiency? You won’t get either without radical civil service reform
Here are three proposals for change.
We haven’t abolished boom and bust. Yet the contest to succeed Cameron threatens to become a celebrity spending auction
Alongside the Prime Minister’s social reform agenda, we also need to focus on developing a higher growth and lower spending model of government.
“Carpe Diem”, Boris – get London building. Creating streets can be good for London, and good for you.
There are plenty of ways to solve the problem – what’s needed is the political will.