We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.
Posts Tagged: Compassionate conservatism
The MP for Harlow argues that Labour is “talking the language of the British people”.
Gareth Streeter: Three facts which suggest a rise in food bank use is not just down to Universal Credit
If we continue to scapegoat welfare reform, we will never gain the depth of understanding we need to truly make poverty history.
Robert Halfon: A new, magical Conservative leader with presents for all? Sorry – I don’t believe in Santa Claus.
Plus: Bad Tory language. Cutting VAT, Good Conservative news for workers. And: a second referendum – not a People’s Vote but a Cheater’s Vote.
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
Syed Kamall: That there has been a Brexit talks breakthrough is no thanks to the Commission’s negotiating plan
Hopefully, these efforts will pay off next week when national leaders decide whether to open talks on trade and a transition period. It is time to get down to business.
The Right’s retreat from academia and colleges means students are being indoctrinated with the stale orthodoxies of lefty liberalism.
Our commitment to overseas development is under constant political pressure, but it enhances British soft power around the world.
Charlie Elphicke: I helped beat the hard left in the 1990s. We can do so again by putting Compassionate Conservatism first.
Every Tory I know is in politics to help the less fortunate, but we must get better at telling voters that.
The Prime Minister needs to be more self confident with the media.
David Burrowes: Finally, a long-term social justice plan from Ministers – but note the missing M-word: marriage
The Government is not only for the JAMs (Just About Managing), but now also apparently for the NAAMs (Not At All Managing).
Homes adapted for individual requirements allow more independence and better value for money.
“We believe in the good that government can do.”
We must speed up family reunion, implement the Dubs amendment with integrity – and work towards ending child detention on the continent.
David Burrowes: We’ve all heard of the long-term economic plan. Now let’s have a long-term social justice plan.
I am a strong advocate of a family test. However, I don’t want the focus to be a bureaucratic test but a human one: call it the Lucy Test.