Small state interventionism is opposed by the big state left, but also from those on the right who can’t see beyond the word ‘intervention’.
Posts Tagged: The Welfare State
Carer of terminally ill relatives should not be anxious this week about potential cuts to their allowance: they should know that the Conservatives will always be on their side.
Imogen Atkinson: More foodbanks – not a sign of a failing state, but a sign of a compassionate society
The welfare state is rigid and mechanistic – charity is flexible and empathetic.
A big state requires a broad tax base.
The support on offer must be value for money for the taxpayer – not to mention valuable for the parents and children who will actually use it.
The Prime Minister on his homes, education & work speech today – and more opportunities.
Want to cure social ills and save taxpayers’ money at the same time? He’s got a suggestion.
They just want a smaller state and a bigger society.
Charlotte Leslie: Our future. Will we be One Nation of engaged citizens…or a 111 Nation of disembodied announcements?
“Your call is important to us.” “We are sorry for the delay.” “We are experiencing a high level of calls…” Problems can’t be solved without human engagement.
New data suggests that 95 per cent of Americans are better off than their British equivalents. That is unlikely to prompt the response it should.
Iain Duncan Smith is helping to turn lives round and Labour has nothing to offer.
After last week’s results, the public will expect all UK MEPs to get behind the Prime Minister’s plan.
Instead of the intimidating monolith of a government department, the foodbank offers a live human being to help diagnose and then navigate anothers’ problem.
Too often, the discussion has drifted towards two polarised political arguments, and a discussion about other factors is squeezed out as a result.
There are signs that Cameron is increasingly sensitive to public concern and anger about the treatment of Christians in Muslim-majority countries