Are more garden cities the answer to our housing problems?

Last week the Office for National Statistics published research found that commuters who spend between 60 and 120 minutes travelling to work have lower life satisfaction, see their employment as less worthwhile, have lower happiness levels and greater anxiety. This in itself … Continue reading

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Why Ed Miliband is NOT taking a big financial risk with One Member One Vote

On the face of it, by asking individual Union members to consent to giving their political levy to Labour, Ed Milliband is putting at risk the financial stability of his Party. Trade unions currently give the Labour Party £8.5millon per … Continue reading

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Politics is about involvement, not membership

The current debate in the Labour Party about one-member-one vote and the effectiveness of Arnie Graft has got me thinking about the problems us Conservatives face. Political parties who wish to form a government should aspire to have their membership … Continue reading

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Conservatives who moan about the EU are missing the point

If there was a referendum on our membership of the EU today I would vote to leave. But there is not a referendum today, nor is there one next week, nor will there be one next year. In fact, there … Continue reading

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Improving pay is only half of the cost of living story

Do you feel better off? This is going to be the key question as the general election approaches in 2015. The latest salvo in the battle about living standards came last night as the government published some analysis of take … Continue reading

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