To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
All these ‘family friendly policies’ are offered to mothers only if they agree to hand over care of their children to external settings and get out of the home.
Our analysis shows that any political party will struggle to win a working majority if they fail to connect with the poorest voters across Britain.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
Lots of people want to know what the next Prime Minister will do for the country on everything other than Brexit.
Working-aged benefits have been deeply and disproportionately cut. But if the welfare system is to be suitably resourced in the future, the public need to believe it is fair.
There is a strong case for altering the balance of welfare spending between working people and those retired.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
If you appoint Duncan Smith to the post she now holds, as Cameron did in 2010, it follows that you must fund his plan fully.
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
If one of a couple claiming the marriage allowance becomes a higher rate taxpayer, there is a 23,800 per cent marginal tax rate on the first penny over the threshold.