“We both value public services. The difference is, on this side of the House we know you have to pay for them.”
Posts Tagged: Wages
Garvan Walshe: The Taylor review is a distraction. The real problem facing Britain is that our Welfare State is bust.
Uncomfortable though it is to admit, we run our public finances like a Ponzi scheme. The only way out of this mess is to improve our terrible productivity.
Daniel Hannan: Sooner or later, you run out of spending other people’s money. And it’s young people who foot the bill.
The left cries “Growth not austerity”. Seriously, comrades, if it were that easy, don’t you think someone would have done it by now?
The Prime Minister mounted a defence of the Government’s record on the public finances.
James Frayne: No, lifting the pay cap isn’t a priority for voters. Ministers should follow the evidence.
Indicating higher taxes, pledging potentially massive costs on retired people and raiding middle class welfare all played in the election result.
Prospects for the economy 1) Andrew Lilico: It’s steady as she goes – but there are some risks ahead
The first article in our new mini-series studies the lie of the economic land – and the implications of Brexit.
Richard Short: There is a way to lift the pay cap – without caving in to Labour’s plan and putting jobs at risk
We should look again at appreciating the added value that the public sector brings to the wealth of the economy – and lift the cap for low earners.
The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
Lord Ashcroft: In the West Midlands, the heads of my Labour-background focus group battle with their hearts
“I just feel worried. I don’t know if I would a hundred per cent want to vote for the Conservatives, because still emotionally I’m attached to Labour.”
The second article in our mini-series series focusing on the topic of intergenerational fairness argues that none of us cannot afford to neglect the young.
The first article in our mini-series series focusing on the topic of intergenerational fairness comes from Age UK, and argues the value of pensions must be sustained.
Iain Dale: Gove was focused on changing prisons for the better. Truss seems focused instead on trying to gain headlines.
Plus: Unemployment is down. Productivity is up. Wages are up. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit…
No, it isn’t racism. Nor is it economic consequences. Nor even the impact on
public services. Rather, it cuts to the heart of why countries exist at all.
Nadhim Zahawi: Clinton didn’t lose because of racism or sexism. She lost because she had nothing new to offer
This result was a classic case of “it’s the economy, stupid”, as swathes of the traditionally Democrat-voting areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan turned red.
A reflection on the provisional results of the 2016 ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, published today.