If politicians will create a big, interventionist state, then voters will expect them to manage it on a full-time basis.
Posts Tagged: MPs’ expenses
It’s always tempting for politicians to outsource important decisions. But it doesn’t work.
Some voters are angry, but anger doesn’t define most people most of the time.
Also: Demands for probe into expenses of SNP MPs as costs soar; economist says Wales no longer ‘significantly underfunded’; and more.
Indiscriminate attacks on Parliament, the judiciary, the civil service, the media and business are anti-meritocratic and nihilistic, which should trouble those on the Right.
The Prime Minister’s decision to publish his tax return has big knock-on implications for his colleagues, and perhaps for himself too.
When it comes to the Commons, who watches the watchmen? An independent regulator is impossible: it has to be us.
Nadhim Zahawi MP: Our institutions suffered a self-inflicted loss of public trust – so it falls to us to rebuild
Trust is essential to the future of a country. This One Nation Conservative Government is restoring the public’s faith.
“The question for leaders of parties is how do you deal with people when problems occur.”
Plenty have been left hanging in the breeze by sudden u-turns – and they’ve learned from the experience.
Mary Macleod MP added that “We cannot allow the media to hound someone when the allegations have been dismissed.”
The attempt by the press to bully the Culture Secretary out of public life has got completely out of hand, and must be resisted.
The public needs to know which MPs on the Standards Committee voted to cut Miller’s repayment to only £5,800.
MPs will always mark theirs – and everyone else’s, since we vote them in. Which is why Sir Ian’s new idea makes no sense.
The Culture Secretary’s options are now very limited.