The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
More focus is needed on early intervention. It is logical to focus on managing more complex needs in a community setting and stopping people from entering hospital in the first place.
After last June’s manifesto debacle, the temptation is to abandon all hope of reform altogether. But doing nothing is not an option.
The Prime Minister has a long story of progressive toryism to tell. Moral authority must not be conceded to Labour.
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.
The Government must highlight its achievements and spell out how it will build on them, or the public will stop listening.
Whatever you think about the various political successes and failures of the past years, it is sobering for Conservatives to recognise that their party’s unrest could lead to Corbyn in charge.
Well in excess of a million older people and disabled people are being denied the basic care they need to get on with their lives.
Can the Prime Minister’s vision be rescued from the wreckage of the campaign?
For all his manifesto mistakes, his core take is correct. The key people in elections are who he has always said they are: lower middle-class, provincial, home-owning voters.
A sudden, retroactive change in how ‘sleep-in’ shifts are classified risks driving many providers out of business.
If the Conservatives spoke a progressive alliance, and meant it, they might be able to make some progress – and break down virulent anti-Toryism.
The full text of the Communities and Local Government Secretary’s speech to the LGA today.