Nice idea: but we’re doing something even better

Yesterday, the Labour party announced that it is planning to introduce two further weeks of paternal leave and increasing the amount paid in statutory parental pay. I don’t really have a problem with this in and of itself – what’s … Continue reading

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Making your voice valuable

For a variety of reasons, not much has moved me to write here in the last few months. Much of what I’ve started to think of to say I’ve found written already elsewhere, and often I haven’t been sufficiently committed … Continue reading

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The pro-European argument against mass migration

Despite the Prime Minister’s best efforts, net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June, an increase of 78,000 on the previous year. There is no doubt that EU migrants have had a positive economic impact … Continue reading

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That big ‘Europe’ speech…

Did you miss the big speech on Europe? Fresh from pushing his followers towards a more liberal line on gay rights, it was David Cam – actually it was Pope Francis who made the most telling intervention on the future of … Continue reading

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Stop dancing to Ukip’s tune, Mr Cameron

In marketing, one of the keys to success is brand ‘differentiation’. The same applies to political parties. I see no value in the Conservative Party becoming Ukip-lite. Lurching to the right will alienate the party’s moderates, and render a Commons … Continue reading

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