We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
“Competition doesn’t mean privatisation.” The full text of his speech to the Social Market Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Underpinned by a guarantee of a real-terms increase at minimum, this would help to draw the poison from the issue – particular for Conservatives.
The price of being thought business-minded is that it reflects particularly badly on Tory ministers when the private sector gets it wrong.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
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.
An in-depth survey of the impact of EU migrants on the economy is a good start, but it must reflect a broader range of priorities and concerns.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.
“We both value public services. The difference is, on this side of the House we know you have to pay for them.”
When I wrote on this website last year that we should not underestimate him, some ridiculed my argument. Now we have to educate a new generation about the dangers of Labour.