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Posts Tagged: Social Market Foundation
There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
A new study by a former senior adviser to two Tory Chancellors gets itself back to front. Inequality is not so much a cause of processes as a consequence.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Mark Harper: If the Conservative Party is not the party of sound money, then what on earth are we for?
Between them, the two remaining candidates have already clocked up tax and spending promises of around £51 billion per year.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
“The Conservative Party should stand up for all those who feel powerless in Britain today”- Gibb’s reformist speech
“If we fail to address the very real areas in which the capitalist system is failing – a long period of left-wing, socialist government is surely on its way.”
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.
“Why shouldn’t a mutual, a not-for-profit, or even a charity be able to bid” to run the East Coast Mainline? Tugendhat on markets.
“Competition doesn’t mean privatisation.” The full text of his speech to the Social Market Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Think-tanks react to the Budget. Some praise, more criticism…and a sense that the housing announcements didn’t go nearly far enough
“The government should be completely overhauling current restrictions and liberalising our planning system to free up land for houses to be built.”
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
This fourth piece of our mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues she must build a fair market for all.
The first piece in our mini-series on reducing the deficit explores ideas from addressing ‘grey welfare’ to closing Whitehall departments.
John Penrose: Enough of doubt and division on leaving the EU. Let’s work together and get it done well.
As MPs, we have to react positively, optimistically and maturely as we try to make sense of the mandate given to us by the British people.
With the gap between disabled and non-disabled employment rates having worsened since 2010, it’s clear that urgent action is needed.