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Posts Tagged: Poverty
Andrew Selous: Our belief in free markets does not mean that we will fail to call out abuse where we see it
A commitment to social justice has always been at the heart of conservatism. Now we need to do more to support families, health and relationships.
Philippa Stroud’s new Social Metrics Commission hopes to bring light to murky statistical waters. But can numbers ever truly neutralise politics?
This is not so much a pro-market position as an anti-democratic one. There is more to politics than market versus state.
Sleeping rough is more than the lack of a bed; it’s a personal and social tragedy. How we respond to it is a litmus test for our society.
Nat Wei: Like Peel versus the Corn Laws, the Conservative Party must use Brexit to slash the cost of living
As he battled the agri-barons, and Thatcher battled the union barons, so we must champion the underdog against the corporatist barons of today.
Michael Tomlinson: I voted Leave. But as MPs leave Westminster this summer, we must look wider than the EU debate – and deliver social justice for Britain.
We must embrace such issues as poverty, families, prisons and young people.
We offer social housing with traditional design and also saving our tenants around £500 a year on fuel bills. The Government should back this approach.
In the first instalment of our new mini-series on families and tax, the authors look back to where Nigel Lawson’s 1988 reforms went wrong.
“Living standards rose more quickly in the five years from 2011 than in the five years from 2002”. Discuss.
Some counter-intuitive, or at least counter-conventional, findings from a recent IFS report.
Adam Wildman: How we respond to tragedies like Grenfell defines us – complacency and neglect must end for good
Maybe it’s because I grew up next to the tower, or that I lost a member of my family in the fire, but next week’s anniversary of the tragedy has an added poignancy for me.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
Ryan Henson: How to improve opportunities for white working-class boys – and get more on the Tory benches too
Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
Thomas Kerr: My mission as a Tory councillor in one of the poorest parts of Glasgow – the first there in a century.
The area has faced years of neglect from both establishment parties in Scotland, and that is why I was elected.