Tag Archives: Making a Difference

Conservatives: not so much about big business

David Cameron said something particularly interesting last week. It wasn’t that the next Conservative government will achieve full employment, support another 3 million apprenticeships, double free childcare, increase the percentage of GDP spent on infrastructure investment to more than Labour ever … Continue reading

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The Big Society: Back, and more meaningful than ever!

Regular readers will know I am possibly the world’s biggest fan of the (real) concept behind the Big Society, and also that I have always been a bit disappointed that 1) it was allowed to become portrayed as just being … Continue reading

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Another reason to vote Conservative: troubled families, the state and One Nation

This is another in our regular series of things the Conservatives have delivered in office that are great but which they don’t talk about enough… In Dundee in 1996*, the Family Intervention Project took the hugely brave step of looking … Continue reading

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“The very stuff that makes life worth living”

Or why “Long-Term Economic Plan” message discipline isn’t enough…. To repeat that grossly (and slightly wrongly) over-quoted mantra from Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Bill (or rather his campaign strategist, James Carville) was right. The economy … Continue reading

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Government transformation: not very interesting but transformational

Last Friday in the pub, I opened my bus checker app to see when the next few buses would arrive. Picking a bus that would arrive in fifteen minutes I said my farewells, finished my pint and arrived at the … Continue reading

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