Tag Archives: Leadership

Can we have a 2020 Vision for Britain?

I hesitate to add to the Boris frenzy but today the Mayor of London launched 2020 Vision, London’s blueprint for the future. It’s a lovely document, nicely put together, and full of interesting snippets about London and its people, and … Continue reading

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What does leadership mean?

While this isn’t actually a post about it, I think equal marriage is a question of civic equality and I don’t think that there should be any specific religious exclusions; I think religious institutions should be allowed to make up … Continue reading

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How should the Conservatives use David Cameron?

James Forsyth’s column in this week’s Spectator is annoyingly rather similar to something I have been pondering for a while. He argues that all the indications are that the Conservatives will be using David Cameron as the figurehead for the … Continue reading

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Three important reasons the government shouldn’t impose a cap on payday loans

In (another) abrupt u-turn, it now seems likely that the government will accept the substance of the Labour peer Lord Mitchell’s amendment to the Financial Services Bill, which calls for a cap on the interest rates charged by payday loan … Continue reading

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Successful change needs radical leadership which isn’t afraid to make mistakes

As Tim Harford and others observe, ultimate success in public policy often starts with a failure. And yet as Fraser Nelson observed in the Telegraph on Friday, Britain’s political culture obstructs and obscures successful experiments. The conservative institutions that orchestrate our public services … Continue reading

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