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Posts Tagged: Public Spending
Sam Bowman: Aping the Eurozone’s overly tight monetary policy would be the quickest way to a Corbyn government
Replying to Alex Morton’s column of a week ago, the ASI’s Senior Fellow argues that the response to the financial crisis was imperfect, but more right than wrong.
Our survey. Are Tory members shifting towards backing tax rises? They divide over one to help fund the NHS.
41 per cent say spending should rise further and be funded by a specific hike, while 44 per cent oppose the idea.
Adopting the lexicon of the left muddles our thinking and undermines proper understanding of our positions.
It might please nurses, but provokes new pay demands from teachers, doctors and soldiers. Nor would a hypothecated ‘NHS Tax’ make the issue go away.
Nicky Morgan: It’s too soon to abandon fiscal discipline, but the Spring Statement is a chance to communicate our vision
Day-to-day spending being brought back into balance is good news, and it makes some spending decisions easier, but beware hype about the ‘end of austerity’.
However the Wyre Forest MP is less optimistic than some about the prospect of a ‘Brexit dividend’ which will further boost public spending.
“But we are still in the tunnel at the moment. We have to get debt down. We’ve got all sorts of other things we want to do.”
Williamson’s verdict at Westminster, not attempted murder in Salisbury, is our best guide to responding to Putin
Last month, he told the Defence Select Committee that Russia has ousted terrorism from the top of the national threat list – which has big spending implications.
It’s later than Osborne planned, but good news nonetheless. Now Hammond must hold the course, and resist siren calls to start splashing the cash.
Albie Amankona: We need a real National Health Service – to make healthy living easy and unhealthy living difficult.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
In his second piece on Higher Education, the former Universities Minister looks at how they might be tweaked – and why the alternatives are reactionary, expensive or both.
“This is a Government that is actually protecting police budgets,” the Prime Minister insisted, while the Labour leader alleged the opposite.
David Willetts: Less money for universities and more for training. This view is simple, seductive – and wrong. Here’s why.
In the first of two pieces on Higher Education, the former Universities Minister argues that the conventional account of how fees and funding works is mistaken.
Underpinned by a guarantee of a real-terms increase at minimum, this would help to draw the poison from the issue – particular for Conservatives.