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.
Posts Tagged: Owen Paterson MP
Government encouraged drivers to switch to it. Now some want to penalise them for doing so.
The script for the new relationship with the EU must be written as much by those who valued it as by those who campaigned to leave it.
He has seamlessly made the transition from Cameron to May.
Officials, advisers and Ministers will always need external expertise: what we need are conservative-minded experts.
Daniel Hannan: Trump’s supporters suspect that snobbish elites disdain the people. And they have a point.
Appealing for “the experts” to be put in charge might get a cheer on Question Time, but experts often get things hideously wrong.
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Also: Hoey claims legal challenge may be needed to force Labour to stand in Ulster; Dugdale under fire over Brexit comments; DUP warn of ‘chaos’ if Sinn Fein win next month; and more.
The Prime Minister brought the House down by pointing out that the Labour leader does not wear a proper suit.
The Mayor of London will not admit it, but he is likely to vote to remain in the European Union.
Cameron’s leadership, the Coalition, Europe. It was meant to be a time of Tory schism. It hasn’t been, so far.
No surveillance on the scale proposed. But politicians should lead on terror warrants. The Investigatory Powers Bill.
We agonise about how much oversight the state should have over us. But government is only going where others can also go, and often do.
We’re off! The new organisation for Brexit has a no-nonsense message, all-party support, lots of money – and should become the official Leave campaign.
The Mayor of London leads the Business Secretary by a single vote.
“It really worries me: if this is seen to be rigged, if the British people don’t sense it’s fair, whatever the result it won’t be seen to be legitimate.”