It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
Posts Tagged: Standard of Living
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
It is essential that voters do not come to believe that those politicians who support a free economy have become obsessed by leaving the EU.
In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP sets out plans on tax, housing deficits and debt to help achieve inter-generational justice.
James Frayne: The route to a Conservative election victory lies through Middlesbrough, not Canterbury
That doesn’t mean the Party needs to move right; on the contrary, it means accommodating on issues such as the NHS.
Chloe Westley: The pernicious, corrosive poison of gossip in politics – and how it blights women especially
We’re judged not only on what we do and say, but often also on our relationships (or lack thereof!), our hair, our weight, the clothes we wear, and so on.
Nick Hargrave: Yes, I compiled an attack dossier on Johnson. But at best, there’s a real purpose to opposition research.
It works best when painting a substantive contrast on issues that voters care about. And here are four strategic choices for the Conservatives.
“Living standards rose more quickly in the five years from 2011 than in the five years from 2002”. Discuss.
Some counter-intuitive, or at least counter-conventional, findings from a recent IFS report.
The Government should consider setting up a domestic policy Cabinet sub-committee to help alleviate the Brexit bandwidth problem.
What’s more, to have any effect it would need to be part of a broader suite of interventionist policies – territory where Conservatives’ can never out-socialist Labour.
Which is what she hinted at after the last one – and which would ease the pressures on her and help get the government back on its feet.
WATCH: Ici Londres – The idea that living standards have stagnated in the last 20 years is a myth, argues Daniel Hannan
If you were to spend a week living in 1997 you’d swiftly be cured of this misconception.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
People are not yet at the point where they believe the party in government needs kicking out; they are still willing to give us a hearing.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.