The majority of Brits drive to work in a car or a van, but journalists and politicians get the train to work. I think that’s reflected in political discourse.
Posts Tagged: Tax and Spending
Onward’s excellent report poses some tough questions and choices. The dilemma which the 2017 election manifesto tried to confront has not gone away.
At the same time, my research shows some of the hurdles any theoretical new movement will have to cross if it is to survive contact with reality.
We need a powerful Parliamentary spending watchdog, a Budget Committee, to stop hard-earned public cash being wasted.
Huw Merriman: To ensure that the aid budget is spent carefully, let DFID, not the Foreign Office, control it
The Taxpayers’ Alliance is right to demand responsible stewardship of valuable resources. But we should not mess with the aid rules.
I’m travelling around the country asking the public what their priorities really are. This review should be the People’s review.
There is a strong case for altering the balance of welfare spending between working people and those retired.
Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
But there are dangers that a future push for fiscal responsibility could be mischaracterised as ‘Conservative cuts’.
Our party will not be able to speak for Britain as it really is, and as it will increasingly come to be, unless we make some efforts to reflect this in our membership.
Making Britain better post-Brexit will mean tough decisions about priorities. And that requires the Conservatives to know who their people are.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
Nick Hargrave: In an age of post-truth politics, moderate politicians must prepare to work across party lines
I have reluctantly concluded that there needs to be greater regulation of the veracity of claims made by registered participants in political campaigns.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?