No council has ever held a referendum on tax rises over five per cent. Javid’s decision to raise the cap means taxpayers will be hit without the democratic chance to object.
Posts Tagged: Fiscal conservatism
The latest council leader to vote to increase his own allowances talks of himself as a business leader, not a public servant.
We can already see the damage being done to the Tory vote by the uncomfortable prospect of a near-permanent twilight state of austerity.
Garvan Walshe: The Taylor review is a distraction. The real problem facing Britain is that our Welfare State is bust.
Uncomfortable though it is to admit, we run our public finances like a Ponzi scheme. The only way out of this mess is to improve our terrible productivity.
Politicians who support fiscal discipline are not protecting their own interests – they’re guarding the interests of others.
Daniel Hannan: Sooner or later, you run out of spending other people’s money. And it’s young people who foot the bill.
The left cries “Growth not austerity”. Seriously, comrades, if it were that easy, don’t you think someone would have done it by now?
The Prime Minister mounted a defence of the Government’s record on the public finances.
Detoxifying the Party never meant moving to the left – this year’s manifesto was well to the left economically of anything we advocated.
From the perspective of 1997, a description of current events would seem like the ravings of a lunatic.