This astonishing story threatens much more than David Cameron’s reputation. Who will stand up for ‘weirdos and misfits’?
Posts Tagged: Public Sector
Failing to implement – or even entertain the notion of – change helps no-one, aside from perhaps a handful who use the health service for cheap populism.
Doing more to incentivise recruitment is not only good for the Armed Forces, but benefits the rest of society too.
It makes sense to focus on a private-sector recovery, but a low pay offer to NHS workers sits badly alongside a record deal for teachers last year.
The Budget was, if truly honest, a sign that the Government shuns spending cuts and embraces tax rises – which is ultimately unsustainable.
McDonnell wanted a state-run pharmaceutical industry. So now we will never know how it would got on with producing Covid vaccines.
Ryan Bourne: Calm down, stay cool – and drop this talk of tax rises. It’s too early to know how everything will settle down.
It’s baffling why think-tanks are taking the OBR assessments as truth, given its prediction record.
Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
The Government will need to think carefully about how any change to policy is presented, and the approach should be nuanced and flexible.
Dean Godson: It’s easier for the right to move left on economics than for the left to move right on culture. That’s a plus for Johnson.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Doug Stokes: The Conservatives must rally to the flag of the Enlightenment tradition as the culture wars rage
It is quite shocking that the Equality Act has been left totally unreformed, since it has morphed into the central juridical weapon of the left.
Iain Dale: Cameron – blamed by Remainers, scorned by Leavers. But in many ways, he changed the country for good.
Plus: Publishing diaries – do you keep in all the salacious details, or take some out to avoid upsetting people? Sasha Swire takes route one.
Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
Nicky Morgan: Ministers must act swiftly to avoid a disaster – bailiffs abusing vulnerable people over council tax arrears
Aggressive and intimidating enforcement plagued our system long before Covid: now is not the time to cross our fingers and hope that this might change.
The NHS employs 1.75 million people and is too monolithic. The number of civil servants has risen to 460,000. This is territory which the Chancellor needs to examine in detail.