The need for a technologically savvy workforce dominates debates, but what we need just as much is more “high touch” or empathetic jobs.
Posts Tagged: Margaret Thatcher
Four decades on, history seems likely to vindicate those who warned that devolution would undermine the United Kingdom.
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
It’s single mothers like mine that are hardest hit by non-payment of the licence fee. If you ask me, that’s too high a price to pCome Dancing on free-to-view telly.
The Moggcast: “Sounds very like being at the casino” – Rees-Mogg is a stranger to Gove’s Monte Carlo method
Our interviewee on why David Frost is the “Henry Kissinger of our days”, Tory rebellions and how he thinks churches will cope with social distancing.
Graham Gudgin: To meet its infrastructure ambitions, the Government should spend more on capital investment
It should take advantage of the current macro-economic environment afforded by low borrowing costs, to provide stable – and sizeable – funding.
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Dan Pitt: In spite of this pandemic, constitutional reforms remain a high priority for Conservatives
Johnson’s election manifesto promised to remove the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, among other pledges.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
Changes to trading hours are being considered, but they’re not the answer to our post-lockdown recovery.
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
If so much, as Ministers suggest, depends on common sense, nuance, context and common sense, people will draw the inevitable conclusion.
Why Johnson feels he can ignore his right-wing critics. And how he is backed by a dog that isn’t barking: Conservative MPs.
The political logic of the Prime Minister’s choice is solid enough. But we’re past the stage where his Sunday statement can simply be taken on trust.
As the tenth anniversary of the 2010 election approaches, the author says that Labour’s own austerity record and plans were almost as tough as the Coalition’s.