Tag Archives: Public services

Why trusting people means more than just a referendum

Over the weekend, I kept hearing Conservatives saying, Labour will do anything for the working class except trust them in a referendum (or similar), I suspect largely based on Fraser Nelson’s very good piece in the Telegraph on Friday. The … Continue reading

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Full-spectrum Conservatism

I must confess to finding the whole EU debate rather esoteric and often a bit pointless. By far the most important piece of information we’ve had today – electoral or otherwise – is the encouraging jobs numbers. For the record, … Continue reading

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How’s the Big Society doing?

Two and a half years on from that ‘Invitation to Join the Government of Britain’, where is the Big Society? The centrepiece of the Conservatives 2010 Manifesto was the Big Society. Except it wasn’t. It was the centrepiece of the … Continue reading

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Shaping the ground on which elections are fought

In a period of economic turbulence it is very easy for financial matters to crowd out other areas of policy. For the Conservatives in government that would be fatal as it is a long established caricature that the Conservative Party … Continue reading

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Heathrow to Stansted by train: not as expensive as you’d think

In some ways Heathrow’s third runway is like giving your wife an incredibly expensive diamond necklace when you realise your marriage is on the rocks. It will buy you some short term goodwill, but ultimately you’re still in trouble. The £10 billion … Continue reading

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