People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
Posts Tagged: Benefits
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.
Hugo Sugg: I’ve been homeless and live on the edge of poverty. Let’s help others like me with low hours contracts.
I joined the Conservatives six months after this year’s general election, with a vision to help us progress in the area of social equality.
Economically, it could be transformational, as it has been in Norway, which established its fund back in the early 1990s. It is now worth over a trillion dollars.
Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
Ideas for the Budget 5) James Kirkup: Ditch the surplus target. Build new towns. Raise inheritance taxes and boost universal credit.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
Alex Burghart: Why Universal Credit is needed. How it helps people find work. And what must be done to make it even better.
It’s important that the Government does more to publicise the fact that people can apply for an advance on their benefits with a repayment period of six months.
It was the former Prime Minister himself who presided over the drawing up of the Article 50 process from which there is no known means of resiling.
“We’re badly trailing in the polls. Corbyn’s up and you’re down. You hired me to get things done and tell you how I see it. Here goes.”
Governments are not re-elected in gratitude for past achievements. It is our plan for the future which will decide the next election.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
A great swathe of Labour’s core vote will loathe the party’s Brexit and migration plans. Now Crosby must make them known.
Corbyn’s Michael Foot tribute act gives the Conservatives the potential to secure a landslide by winning over the patriotic working-class vote.
Kevin Hollinrake: Why the National Minimum Wage should be raised to the level of the National Living Wage
A new study shows that paying a living wage is good for employees, and that it’s proving to make good business sense too.
Addressing their concerns is not only the right thing to do – it is also electorally sound in the long run.
And May’s reputation for straightforwardness risks damage from the Budget’s proposals for NICs.