Selling off the Royal Bank of Scotland without taking the chance to widen share ownership would be a wasted opportunity.
Posts Tagged: capitalism
Alex Morton: A solution to Tory electoral problems in the capital. Work to make it more like the rest of England.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
If we fail, and usher in a Corbyn government, the price we will all pay does not bear thinking about.
We need to illustrate how the wonders of today’s world would never have been created by an all-powerful state.
Our New Generation programme will be tasked with producing policies in areas that are of pressing concern to voters: tax, enterprise, housing, welfare.
If they want to remain the party of business, the Tories must channel both Thatcher and Cameron and embrace the need to broaden access to capital.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
Those responsible for assets should behave in a responsible manner towards the future of the company and their employees.
Last June’s election has transformed the debate about capitalism. May must find a strategic response.
Tactical newspaper articles are necessary but insufficient. She should make a series of speeches to set out her stall and try to change the weather.
Plus: Corbyn’s lack of private sector experience. And, come to think of it, his lack of public sector experience. And: justice for Worboys’ victims.
Nicky Morgan: Threats, intimidation, violence, and trolling. Something is rotten in the state of our democracy.
Those who turn a blind eye to MPs being labelled mutineers are playing with a fire which will eventually consume them too.
As Margaret Thatcher learned, there’s a lot more involved in ensuring the widespread ownership of capital than simply handing it out.
Michael Fallon: We must revive the Conservative ideal of a capital-owning democracy. Here’s how to make a start.
20 per cent of Royal Mail is now owned by its staff and small investors – a privatisation I undertook. That’s what we should be doing with our remaining state shareholdings.
Jock McMillan: A sixth of Tory MPs have no active social media profile. No wonder Labour is sweeping the youth vote.
For anyone with a mobile phone, it’s not rocket science to see why the Conservative Party is a decade behind in engaging people of my age.
If we can win the argument for well-regulated, competitive provision of essential services in this sector, we can win it elsewhere.