Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
Posts Tagged: Gordon Brown MP
If the Conservative Party can be saved by good-humoured moderation, the First Secretary of State will provide it.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
Lord Ashcroft: Now the Left blames the voters for America’s result – an arrogance that helps to show why it lost
Like the Conservatives after 1997, Corbyn’s Labour and some Remainers, America’s Democrats are failing to learn from their mistakes.
Hammond wants no longer to treat it as a second Budget-style political opportunity. That may turn out to be better in principle than in practice.
If Brexit happens, Osborne won’t deliver his emergency budget. The Commons will stop him if he tries. And he won’t be in post for long either way.
He is treating people like fools.
Young doctors have been wickedly misled by the BMA to break the Hippocratic Oath – although one in five has had the bravery to cross the picket lines.
Chris Grayling: Labour’s attack on Cameron is an attack on all Conservatives – and on succcess itself
We have long believed that those who build wealth in our nation should be able to pass on the fruits of their work to their children and grandchildren.
The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
He should stay on to give it the benefit of his finest hours, worst moments, close shaves, cock-ups, might-have-beens and, yes, wisdom.
The Chancellor doesn’t want to repeat Brown’s mistakes – if he wins the top job, there is a clear route to holding a snap election.
Garvan Walshe: Poland’s anti-democratic new government puts Thatcher’s Eastern Europe legacy in danger
Establishing democratic government in Eastern Europe was the great success of the Cold War. Poland’s new administration has set about destroying it.
The Autumn Statement and Spending Review were far too interventionist.
“Why doesn’t the Prime Minister accept that his ability to command his Cabinet has simply disappeared?”