Tag Archives: Labour

Meaningfully rebutting Labour’s tuition fees policy

Like so many other Labour policies, it’s obvious that they have got their sums wrong on their new tuition fees policy. They’d remove up to a third of universities’ fee income without replacing it. But (even) more important than that … Continue reading

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Complicated theories that make things simpler

In Opposition, both David Cameron and Ed Miliband set up policy review groups as an effective way to mark a break with what went before and to engage NGOs and experts into their big tent to generate new ideas. But because these … Continue reading

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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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Why wait till it becomes a problem?

It made me giggle during the Labour leadership campaign that Ed Miliband’s offices were in the exact same building as the Cameron Campaign’s had been. Then he launched a bunch of policy groups to look at areas of policy rather … Continue reading

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Unite against the vested interests

Like Robert Halfon, Max Wind-Cowie, David Skelton – and many, many other Conservatives – I think unions are fundamentally a good thing. They can be very Conservative – they stand up for the little guy, they hold the powerful to … Continue reading

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