Some of the arguments for a directly elected or mayoral model seem to be set up against a straw man.
Posts Tagged: Social Care
Sir Keir Starmer sounded wittier and looked far happier than he usually does, and also more dangerous.
Richard Holden: It’s time for the Government to make more of Tory MPs’ achievements and fewer errors itself
The Health and Social Care Bill contains some important measures that you won’t see splashed broadly across the mainstream media.
The amendment doesn’t require more spending – just regular estimates of the staff that should be trained in each speciality.
Here are six recent examples of how the Prime Minister has been mugged by reality.
It’s sticks and carrots from the Health Secretary as he attempts to boost face-to-face surgery appoinments.
Panic has gripped the nation – and is leading politicians to make flawed decisions.
Now that the Government has taken action, how do we ensure the policy works and social care’s numerous challenges are properly addressed?
Gavin Rice: Free from EU rules, Government contracts can be used as a tool to help struggling communities
Public bodies should award contracts to tenderers operating in regions with the most economic need.
David Gauke: Sunak’s options for a Budget windfall. Lower debt, tax cuts and higher spending. Which will he choose?
The Chancellor will have have more money to play with than was forecast. How he uses these additional resources will tell us a great deal about his priorities.
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
Bim Afolami: After the reshuffle, back to the future – NHS queues, rising energy bills, and higher prices
For all the focus elsewhere, the most important domestic department for the next two years will be the Department of Health.
From Net Zero to social care, safe, warm, affordable, and energy efficient properties will be absolutely essential.
The Conservative Party has always adapted to the challenges facing the country in a given time, not applied unbending ideology.
James Frayne: Johnson’s headroom to raise taxes, in the wake of the new levy, has been dramatically reduced
Most obviously, this complicates their Net Zero strategy; you would have expected fiscal policy increasingly to have rebalanced towards green taxes.