If the Government is serious about having this country be a ‘moral leader’, it must be more transparent about dealings which may compromise our values.
Posts Tagged: Public Spending
If part of the country can walk out on its responsibilities to the rest at any time, fundamental functions of the Union will cease to operate.
Howard Flight: Today’s Mayite Conservatives have embraced a socialist ethic – with wishy-washy, opportunistic policies.
Mercifully, there remain a few Thatcherites, even in the Cabinet, who believe in the power of liberty, responsibility, commerce and voluntary action.
Lord Ashcroft: The general election. How the Conservatives damaged their reputation for competence without gaining one for compassion.
Nearly everything believed to exercise Labour more than the Tories was also named more often as a priority for “me and my family” than for Britain as a whole.
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.
Most Labour voters think their party should support strike action if pay demands are not met, and most voters think private sector wages are higher.
Ministers should remain focused on delivering on their promise to cut the deficit, even if it means paying the iron price to do so.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
By 2022, Corbyn will no longer look ‘new’, and that he came close to winning in 2017 should mean that he will then be exposed to far greater scrutiny,
Most people would resent any payments after we cease being members.
“Nobody will pretend it was anything but a tough exchange this week, but I think the British taxpayer would expect nothing less.”
It will take a strong political will and much reforming zeal to make the ‘Cinderella service’ meet the needs of young and vulnerable people.
As possibly the only Brexiteer in the Parliamentary Party’s One Nation group, I am also only too aware that this message must be accompanied by a successful EU negotiation.
Successive governments have ducked the question of which degrees are actually public goods worth spending taxpayers’ money on.
The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.