The Labour leader presses the Government on food banks and social care, and the Prime Minister touts tax cuts and boosts to incomes.
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Let us hope not. It’s unlikely, but not completely impossible. The Government must battle four trends to reduce the risk.
Various Leavers – and the head of the Remain campaign – predicted such an outcome. Now it seems we’re seeing it happen.
Philippa Stroud’s new Social Metrics Commission hopes to bring light to murky statistical waters. But can numbers ever truly neutralise politics?
What’s more, it might be starting to help lift wages, too.
To my mind, once some kind of base fairness has been established, then it’s best to leave cultural transformations down to demand.
And here we end, by reflecting on what he might have thought about Labour’s move away from the tenet of democratic government.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
In an era when it is harder for young people to buy a house, or even just to pay rent, it makes sense to direct more help to them than older people who already have one.
Arguments for interfering further, or differently, with the pie, therefore, should be based primarily on need rather than on redistribution.