Tag Archives: Responsibility

Votes for 16 and 17 year olds: A chance for Conservatives to be in front of change

As Damian Green says in his introduction to the new Tory Reform Group pamphlet* discussing votes for 16 and 17 year olds, Tories, particularly reforming Tories, should always be careful that the instinct to say “If it is not necessary … Continue reading

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Futurists, sunshine and making the choice to have control of your sunny future

Ed Conway at Sky has just tweeted this graphic showing just how unusual it is for a pre-election Budget not to be a giveaway one. People largely expected a big rabbit to be plucked from the Chancellor’s hat. But – … Continue reading

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We. We. We.

Yesterday’s Budget was pretty smart in many ways, focusing squarely on those who do the right thing, work hard and take responsibility for themselves. Yet that serious, focused, sober effort has been diluted by this: Which is just weird. It’s … Continue reading

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Prime Ministers should explain to the nation if they are committing our armed forces

Last night’s parliamentary result is an absolute disgrace. The motion the government put forward had been discussed with the Opposition, had taken into account their concerns and those of other parliamentarians, and was very narrowly focused on the recent chemical … Continue reading

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Abolish DCMS? Yes please

The rumour that DCMS could be abolished is swirling again and again. Let’s hope so: it would be a good idea. On a practical level, many of its functions can easily sit elsewhere. Media regulation, for all the fuss, is really just … Continue reading

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