The problem is that spiralling spending demands quickly use up the options which voters don’t notice. Eventually you need other big sources of revenue,
Posts Tagged: Polly Toynbee
Iain Dale: The student said men are physically stronger than women. Now she’s been referred to the Student Disciplinary Board.
Plus: Batley & Spen is no Hartlepool. LibDems eye Chesham & Amersham. And: will the West Ham variant hit Europe?
Kristian Niemietz: What difference does the size of the state make to how is deals with Covid? None.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
John Bald: Labour’s education policy of hiding failings by abolishing tests and independent inspection is the way of the ostrich
But there remains important unfinished business for the Conservatives to carry out – if we get the opportunity.
Iain Dale: God help the UK Conservatives (so to speak) if they become religious fanatics – like the American Republicans.
Plus: The good and bad sides of Twitter – all in my week. How it may have helped to save a life. But also saw me slagged off for something I didn’t say.
‘Liberal democracy’ is not an inevitable combination. Nor, it seems, is it necessarily a sustainable one.
Hugo Lucas: We aren’t saying that young people matter more than older people, Chloe. We’re simply saying that they matter.
It is a glaring act of mental collectivisation to lump Our Future, Our Choice in with those who think that over 75s should not be allowed to vote.
There were no Momentum mugs left. “Everything we had has gone ‘just like that’. Do keep checking the website, though”.
Profile: George Osborne, who could have stayed in Westminster, and returned to the Cabinet. But who left, and is trying to destroy May.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
Peter Cuthbertson: There was no alternative to Thatcherism – even the SDP would have wrecked our country
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.
To appease furious Labour voters, Balls urges a Remain vote AND free movement curbs. Good luck with that one!
As the referendum vote looms, Corbyn’s party is caught on immigration in a trap of its own devising.
Michael Orton: Tackling insecurity. Here’s a plan published from the Left but with solutions for the Right – and for everyone else
Our Five-plus ideas focus on good jobs, decent incomes, secure and affordable housing and the best start in life for all our children and grandchildren
Iain Dale: The task of Leave campaigners now is to come together, unite – and fight the campaign of their lives.
Plus: The ludicrous Evan Harris. My broken mobile. The menace of TTIP. The smears of Yvette Cooper. And: why Polly Toynbee swiftly changed the subject.
Boff was, well, Boff. Greenhalgh never really sparked. And Goldsmith was, frankly, all over the place.
Hold the faith, repeat the mantras and blame the people seem to be the Opposition’s three rules.