There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
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It might please nurses, but provokes new pay demands from teachers, doctors and soldiers. Nor would a hypothecated ‘NHS Tax’ make the issue go away.
Reversing the decline of collective bargaining would help to curb extortionate executive pay, under-investment and short-termism.
Countries with which we strike future trade deals – the top priority for Party members according to our survey – should be treated more favourably than those with which we don’t.
I suggest exploring the possibility of categorising self-employed work into two categories – self-employed work, and agency-supplied self-employed work.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
Some employers have been doing very nicely out of labour which puts up with low pay, poor conditions and little flexibility in their hours.
James Bundy: Schools, housing, social mobility – and the passionate case that Scottish Conservatives must make
Voters aren’t focusing on the constitution, but on the SNP’s record in Government. We must be ready to capitalise on this by telling then the truth.
The Government must do much more to promote universities, apprenticeships and FE colleagues equally to ensure that young people get the skills they need.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
“We both value public services. The difference is, on this side of the House we know you have to pay for them.”
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.