We must embrace an active enterprising state, reformed and reforming, that can help drive an enterprise nation forward.
Posts Tagged: Thatcherism
Budget 1) This was less a Conservative Budget than “the People’s Budget”. From a Vote Leave Government – not the usual Tory one.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
“Fairness is a huge theme,” says our Chief Executive, in terms of free speech, welfare reform and crime.
The move back to two party politics of 2017 seems to be repeating itself this time round.
Had he been on the Left, he would have been regarded as one of our towering public intellectuals. But he committed the ultimate sin: he was a Thatcherite.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
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.
Robert Halfon: Thatcherism was wrong. We need to build social as well as economic capital. Including in our schools.
Educational traditionalists are wrong to believe that if we focus on academic rigour and high standards alone, everything else will fall into place.
He has served the Conservative Party for the best part of 40 years, and his new book shows that his contribution is not yet exhausted.
Jamie Whyte: The Conservatives didn’t win because they rejected Thatcher’s beliefs – a small state and free markets
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
In the last year he has lost much of his grassroots support and a powerful patron, leaving him without political armour.
Peter Cuthbertson: There was no alternative to Thatcherism – even the SDP would have wrecked our country
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.
The media never understood him, and was surprised both by his successes and his failures.
The institution’s present popularity is dependent on the Queen, and, surely, her likeableness is tied to her apoliticism.