He wrote Cameron’s “Hug a Hoody” speech, and during the Barnard Castle affair leapt to the defence of Cummings.
Posts Tagged: Socialism
Plus: by stealth, under the cover of Covid-19, Starmer is changing the Labour Party to one based on social democracy, rather than red-blooded socialism.
It represents an emergency call to arms – not a permanent transition towards a command society.
The Chinese Communist Party doesn’t really believe in free or fair markets and has a strategy based on domination, not fair competition.
Danny Kruger: The charities package and real conservatism. Our focus is on neither the individual nor the state, but on what’s between them.
The Treasury’s decision is a vital moment in the battle against coronavirus and in the emerging consensus about the country we want to be in future.
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
Coronavirus 2) Ryan Bourne: Beware it being used as a cover for promoting socialism and protectionism
A home-focused industrial policy hardly saved China from this epidemic. And openness and markets ensure diversity of supply – particularly in medicine and food.
Richard Holden: Labour – from a big party of people with small houses to a small party of people with big houses.
Regardless of whether the party chooses Starmer or Long-Bailey, it seems intent of fighting the last war next time.
Ryan Bourne: Johnson’s policy prospectus is tainted by interventionism, statism, collectivism – and could be a lot worse.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
Look at what he says, whom he idolises and the ideology that runs through his movement, and it’s a troubling picture.
Brainless tribalism led it to underestimate Johnson.
Don’t pray Venezuela in aid when trying to counter run-of-the-mill left-wing policies – it cheapens the real case.
“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.”