There was an old-fashioned outbreak of class war, and the Deputy Prime Minister found himself on the losing side.
Posts Tagged: Minimum Wage
Health and Social Care 3) Ryan Bourne: The battle for spending control and lower taxes appears to be lost
There is nothing for productivity growth, ageing, minimum wage hikes, tailoring care to individual needs, or councils’ incentives to build more homes.
Daniel Hannan: There are clear problems with raising the minimum wage. But anger now trumps account-keeping.
Debates around this issue are conducted as if it were politicians’ own money at stake rather than taxpayers’.
Robert Halfon: There must be no tax rises for lower income voters to help meet the costs of the virus
No fuel duty rises, self-employed taxes, income tax rises, more taxes on food and drink – and the like.
The Government can avoid worsening it. But that requires as bold a deviation from ordinary policy as the extraordinary relief efforts we saw before.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
Garvan Walshe: How the majority needed to deliver Brexit will thwart the reform needed to make a success of it
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
Robert Halfon: I’ve been told that, if Corbyn wins, the Conservative Party and I will be sued for negligence
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
The Conservative Party could become the natural home for the urban working class if it revived these towns, David Skelton argues in his new book.
Neil O’Brien: Corbynomics – and why it means that your house, business and savings don’t really belong to you
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
Raising national insurance, fewer “sin taxes”, public sector pay rises, more schools spending – all are part of his programme.
We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.