Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
Posts Tagged: Big Society
It is too fragmented to deliver this successfully – so a senior Cabinet minister should be tasked with bringing about change.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
By inflicting such pain, Corbyn has compelled a discussion. But the Jewish contribution to Britain should not be reduced to mere political calculation.
While sales to private developers might bring immediate capital receipts the long term value of amenities must also be considered. A partnership approach is needed.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 1) Steve Moore: It could have worked had spending been cut Canada-Style
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
Sending up the Left is not enough. But it’s certainly a start – and Tom Harwood is doing it effectively
His satire on the NUS is highly enjoyable, but as he himself recognises, the Conservatives are a long way from finding messages to reach younger voters.
We need liberal – not closed – local communities where empowered, innovative and tolerant individuals can bring positive change.
It also boosts community spirit among adults.
Lifting the cost of unnecessary red tape for housing associations would finance 9,000 new homes a year.
42 per cent and no majority 2) The Party must make the case for conservatism to a new generation of voters. It hasn’t for too long.
As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
It has to be said that the visit of many politicians to the site with no tangible results in terms of assistance did not help.
The ethical teachings of FH Bradley are the ideal starting point for rediscovering the social dimension of Conservatism.