“We’re badly trailing in the polls. Corbyn’s up and you’re down. You hired me to get things done and tell you how I see it. Here goes.”
Posts Tagged: Welfare
Bruce Newsome: Law enforcement, not community engagement, is the way to stop extremists becoming terrorists
Instead of seeking yet more powers, the Government should use those already at its disposal to nip extremism in the bud.
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?
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
If promising a social care cap hasn’t closed the issue down, it might yet be necessary to specify the upper limit
If it keeps coming up on the doorstep, the same might be needed for the level of means-testing Winter Fuel Payments.
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
A great swathe of Labour’s core vote will loathe the party’s Brexit and migration plans. Now Crosby must make them known.
Corbyn’s Michael Foot tribute act gives the Conservatives the potential to secure a landslide by winning over the patriotic working-class vote.
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.
This third piece of our mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that a strong and stable Government should support strong and stable families.
A strong lead in the polls is an opportunity to make difficult decisions about funding health and welfare spending.
Ryan Shorthouse: The Tory manifesto should offer loans for childcare and retraining, and better pay for teachers
This second piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that May must show those on modest incomes the good that Government can do.
If the electorate still credit Labour with being the party that cares, it will always have a short path back to power.
It was this very same attitude on the part of the EU that caused us to vote Leave in the first place.
And May’s reputation for straightforwardness risks damage from the Budget’s proposals for NICs.