People will not accept any arrangement that isn’t funded through the tax system and free at the point of use. So we have to find a way of making the current model work.
Posts Tagged: REFORM
Too often it seems as though our perimeters are seen as a problem to be patched-up rather than an asset to be fully modernised.
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.
Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act.
Two cheers for a measure that, though mostly about managing, dividing and taming popular opinion, remains a reforming landmark.
Alex Burghart: Why Universal Credit is needed. How it helps people find work. And what must be done to make it even better.
It’s important that the Government does more to publicise the fact that people can apply for an advance on their benefits with a repayment period of six months.
“I stress that I became disillusioned with the Service, not with civil servants.” Maude’s Speaker’s Lecture – full text
The former minister for the Cabinet Office explains why his experiences have convinced him that reform is urgently needed.
The final piece in our five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which was launched in Parliament this week.
Her new administration would be on the right side on the big issues – Brexit, immigration, Islamism; and would likely feel its way towards the right answer on the economy and trade.
Placing every single decision in the hands of a tiny group is not a viable long-term strategy, but a recipe for total (nervous) breakdown.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
One place where there is unlikely to be any dithering is the West Midlands. The prospect of someone like Andy Street becoming mayor is hugely exciting.
John O’Connell: The Tory Manifesto. It should commit to scrapping HS2, ending the triple lock – and reforming the NHS.
This first piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that the Conservatives must get serious about living within our means.
British workers must be equipped for the task – especially since voters have sent a clear message about wanting stricter controls on immigration.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.