The Prime Minister’s spending commitments sit alongside welcome proposals for devolution and reform.
Posts by John O'Connell
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John O’Connell: The tax choice ahead. Johnson, and the highest burden since Attlee. Or Corbyn, and…the highest ever.
The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
The second piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
We need an overhaul to meet both the immediate challenges posed by Brexit and to maintain our global position as other countries start catching us up.
Perhaps the cost of dying all seems rather small fry, in relation to delivering Brexit by October 31. But there is likely to be a Budget ahead of the deadline.
John O’Connell: There are so many better ways of spending £50 billion than on HS2. Here are some of them.
The alternatives we publish today range from airfields to supertrams, roads to rail, bicycles to bridges.
John O’Connell: The Tory Manifesto. It should commit to scrapping HS2, ending the triple lock – and reforming the NHS.
This first piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that the Conservatives must get serious about living within our means.
John O’Connell: Social care needs more money – but higher Council Tax is not the right way to deliver it
The local government system is not fit for purpose. Simply demanding more cash from overburdened taxpayers is no solution.
The fourth in our series of pieces on economic policy after the referendum decision.