He may eventually be able to construct a case for return which, while tortuous, would not be beyond the reach of his powers of persuasion.
Posts Tagged: Steve Hilton
James Price: More borrowing and higher taxes are not the only – or even the best – way to free up more money for the NHS.
But some of the reforms listed above would improve the quality of healthcare, save money and set the service on a more long-term footing.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 1) Steve Moore: It could have worked had spending been cut Canada-Style
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
Education, housing, the environment: May’s campaigning priorities. And there is an NHS row. But what about the economy?
The Government had next to no living standards message at the election. It needs one now – and to explain how it fits in with those three priorities.
We have our reservations about the Foreign Secretary, but concede that he alone, of those Ministers who spoke this week, made the Tory message sing.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
If you interview a Trotskyite, say so. Do not pretend he is simply an academic.
It’s predominately a tight-knit group of former staffers who’ve worked together before. No change there. But it has a more provincial and state school feel.
She shares Thatcher’s interest in “ordinary working people” – but without the overarching aim of shrinking the role of the state.
The Prime Minister’s statement was “rather weird”, his former adviser tells the BBC.
Sarah Ingham: Shame on Ministers for their nasty, braying – and counter-productive – bullying of Corbyn
Hilton is right: Labour’s leader may never be Prime Minister, but he’s re-engaging people in politics. Can the Conservatives really say the same?
Reggie to Dessie: My pitch for leader – my great-uncle was a bus driver. He drove one to help break the General Strike in 1926.
Plus: Boris’s multiple problems. The Chancellor’s dodgy figures. Euro referendum recriminations everywhere. And: SNP MPs in white Y-front shreddies.
Whatever one’s view of Cameron’s former head of strategy, he cannot simply be written off as some crusty reactionary.
Chris Wright: This isn’t austerity. It’s a correction. The sooner we embrace that, the sooner we can redesign better public services.
We should start by recognising that current public services are not quite fit for purpose, and that cuts afford us an opportunity.
A stress on character is at the heart of the reforms which Cameron described yesterday and which Gove is implementing.