We’re not only better than others at making choices about how to spend our own lives and money – it’s also extremely important for us to be able to do so.
Posts Tagged: Tax and Spending
Grieve is right. The logic of a Government defeat today leads to a change of leadership – and a general election
Neither Tory MPs nor voters want a poll, but a paralysed Government and Parliament would make one all but unavoidable long before 2022.
There is zero chance that the public are going to back any meaningful reform of the service any time soon.
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.
The Vote Leave director is the onlie begetter of this cashfest. But we’ve said it before and say it again: Britain can’t tax its way to prosperity – or a better health service.
If ‘fair play’ is to mean anything, then it is vital that legal redress is available to all – regardless of income or background.
Chloe Westley: Enough talk of tax rises from Tory Ministers. Let’s have tax cuts instead. Or else what are they for?
The Conservatives are not going to win the hearts and minds of the British people by proposing Labour-lite policies. There must be something different on offer.
Its failures begins with the machinery of Government – the core civil service itself. This must be fixed.
Former Downing Street adviser Sean Worth notes that “the NHS is currently more productive than it’s ever been”.
Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
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.
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.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
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.
In the last financial year, there were over 500 council employees earning more than the Prime Minister.