Category Archives: Public Services

A Conservative case for assisted dying

The Assisted Dying Bill would relieve suffering, protect the vulnerable, and enhance individual freedom. Conservatives should support it. The House of Commons last debated a Bill on assisted dying in 1997. It was resoundingly defeated, 234 votes against to 89 … Continue reading

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Greg Clark: Consensual radical

Greg Clark has engineered a powerful decentralising bill that will provide the cities, towns and counties of England and Wales with the chance to take on the big domestic challenges of our time. How creative and effective will each area … Continue reading

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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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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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Let’s celebrate 20 years of rail privatisation

Being a Guardian-reading Tory can be rather trying. I switched to the Grauniad a decade back for the paper’s superlative arts coverage – I’m a photographer by trade – but also because as a Tory its political slant is like … Continue reading

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