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Posts Tagged ‘conservatives’

Talking ’bout the UK’s generation gap

George Osborne’s latest proposed tax cuts favor the old and punish the young. Politico, 29th October 2015 “People try to put us down,” The Who’s Pete Townshend famously wrote in 1965, talkin’ ’bout his generation. Now aged 70, he’d have no such complaint — even if he weren’t still making millions touring the world. British pensioners […]


I used to think more cuts were the answer. But not any more

The Independent, December 6th 2012 Cut less to achieve more on debt and the deficit   Many people feel torn on big economic questions. The arguments are often complicated, so they look at the politicians on each side and back the ones they trust the most – or distrust the least. It’s comforting to be […]


Cameron needs more blue-sky thinking to win the next election

Steve Hilton knew the Tories wouldn’t be heard if they seemed out of touch and out-of-date


Lords reform is a fight that Nick Clegg will never win

Why is Nick Clegg so determined to throw everything at a policy that will win few votes?


What happens when even your supporters don’t believe in you?

The problem is that Ed Miliband is too clever for his own good


We can’t expect decisions from two parties so much at odds

Bizarrely, the best hope for resolving Coalition differences is a collapse of the eurozone


Vote Yes for evolution, not revolution

The scaremongering over AV is so disproportionate, you wonder if they’re looking at the same voting system


What will the fallout be for our own energy policy?

Nuclear power could blow up into something nearly as potent as tuition fees


If he picks his fights well, Clegg can still deliver for his party

The Lib Dem leader can make Tory policies better


This Coalition is going to last and last

The only party that would gain from it being wrecked is Labour