My new pamphlet for the Centre for Policy Studies sets out a programme which would empower voters truly to Take Back Control.
Posts Tagged: Public Service Reform
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
On the whole, pay rises should go to those on the frontline, or be used for recruitment and retention, or be based on performance.
The party’s Vice Chairman for Policy was being pressed on police cuts.
These archaic machines cause NHS patients to miss appointments, hospitals to lose records, and cost millions of pounds in paper storage each year.
Rachel Wolf: On policy, it’s not the Independent Group that’s driven to the margins. It’s the Conservative Right.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
Phillip Lee: The Birmingham prison scandal. And why it’s time to roll back the frontiers of PFI in our public services
We spend £251 billion each year on outsourcing and contracting without evidence that this is a good deal for taxpayers.
Our new, outcome-focused, and patient-centric plans fit into a long tradition of careful Conservative stewardship of the Health Service.
Alex Morton: A win for those spending Ministers would be a defeat for the taxpayer – not just Hammond and Truss
The Comprehensive Spending Review has to be seen as a way to reset the narrative. Government need to focus on reform as a positive – not expenditure.
Some on the left – and perhaps the right too – believe this agenda has run out of runway. Here are a few ideas to get it airborne.
We have not adjusted to what an ageing society means or requires. Green’s speech on social care – full text
“Using their own money would enable older people to take greater control over their care options.”
A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
A dignified old age should be a key legacy of the current Conservative government – here’s how we could make it a reality for everyone.
Bruce Newsome: The key problem with the NHS. Not resources, not culture – but a lack of accountability
The Department of Health must establish its own complaints office, which in turn must be accountable to the Secretary of State and thence to Parliament.