Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
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We must embrace digital, invest in skills, and build world-class infrastructure. Hammond’s speech to the CBI – full text
“We must rebuild a consensus for the liberal market economy as the best way to deliver future prosperity.”
Money would go from one person through a bureaucracy to another person in the same household – who probably holds a joint bank account with the first person.
We have not adjusted to what an ageing society means or requires. Green’s speech on social care – full text
“Using their own money would enable older people to take greater control over their care options.”
Robert Halfon: Last week’s elections blazed a trail for fusing workers’ and metropolitan conservatism
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
J.P.Floru: In defence of tax havens. May’s threat to the British Overseas Territories is un-Conservative.
Do we really want them either to declare independence, or else become benefit claimants, funded by British taxpayers?
James Frayne: Step one in showing provincial English voters more respect. Clear up this Customs Union mess.
Given that they saved the Party’s bacon, you would expect senior figures to say and do whatever it takes to keep them on side.
Andrew Mitchell: It’s time to stop crooks, kleptocrats, dictators and warlords from exploiting our overseas territories
We need to see where it is, root it out and thus show the leadership that has made Britain respected around the world.
Look wider than the tragic tale of Alfie Evans. And ask if the balance of power is right between families and the state.
Disputes have focused on questions arising from his plight – parental, ethical, legal. But it may be useful to widen the angle of the lens.
Whatever the particular virtue of pennies, an all-electronic economy would have serious implications for both security and freedom.
It’s wrong to be using these fees as a stealth tax which squeezes people at times of great stress – and this legislation will leave hospitals no worse off.
If Truss wants to recast British politics as a fight between Tory liberalism and Labour reaction, she’ll have to make the Tories liberal first.
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
At the same time as putting in more money, there must be a credible plan to spend it effectively – including improvements to how care is delivered.
We need to illustrate how the wonders of today’s world would never have been created by an all-powerful state.