A Convergence of Interests
Britain must build more houses. Last year, only 136,000 homes were completed in England. But 250,000 new homes a year are required if the Government is to meet its targets of 1 million new homes by 2020.
Noel Malcolm - 26 October 1991
Any Martian who spend the year 1991 observing events on Earth would have concluded that something called ‘sovereignty’ was one of the most important elements of human affairs.
James Sherr - 26 October 1991
A year ago, we were told that history had ended. Those who questioned this proposition can feel justified, though far from comforted, by the fact that it has been so quickly disproved.
Lord Joseph - 26 October 1991
My topic – the quality of parenting – is an emotional minefield. But when deficient it underlies many problems and caused much misery.
Nicolas Finney and graham Brady - 26 October 1991
After more than ten years of employment law reform it is not surprising that some are now calling for a halt to the process. But the government have refused to listen to these siren voices and instead have recently recommended further changes in their Green Paper Industrial Relations in the 1990s.
Robert Rickman - 26 October 1991
In the past woodlands were a source of wood – and that, for most people, was that.
Thomas Griffin - 26 October 1991
In the political world the general view of capital gains tax is one of indifference; it is a subject little discussed.
Charles Moore - 22 October 1991
A Maastricht Phrasebook by Charles Moore
Kenneth Costa - 26 October 1990
The release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in goal, was rightly hailed as being of international significance. It marked not only a victory for humanity but also gave the first real public signal that apartheid was about to expire.
Julian Brazier MP - 26 October 1990
Julian Brazier draws on several years’ experience of service in the defence forces and work on defence procurement. His paper should be read as a companion to the official Government White Paper on Defence issued this summer.
David Regan - 26 October 1990
The Rt Hon Kenneth Baker, PC, MP, then Secretary of State for Education and Science, announced the City Technology College programme at the Cosnervative Party Annual Conference on 7 October, 1986.
Conrad Black - 26 October 1990
One of human nature’s most popular impulses is to eat your cake and still have it in front of you. This is especially true in politics, where persuading everybody that you are keeping them happy can mean the difference between office and obscurity.
Tim Congdon - 26 October 1990
As with the pamphlet Monetarism Lost published last year by the Centre for Policy Studies, this paper was written in great haste in response to topical events. I have not had time to seek extensive comments on it, and mistakes and opinions are very much my own responsibility.
George Copeman - 26 October 1990
Britain’s tax regime favours the creators of wealth who can invest for tomorrow’s expansion out of today’s income before it is taxed. Employees without equity in their workplace enjoy no such benefit in creating wealth for themselves.
Nicholas True - 26 October 1990
The annual turnover of the charitable sector has been estimated at some Ł13billion. Charities are being registered by the Charity Commission at the rate of one every 30 minutes for the working day.
General Sir David Fraser - 26 October 1990
End of the cold war, or variations of that theme, has been a popular refrain accompanying each turn in east-west relations since Mr Gorbachev got into his stride. Sceptics have doubted and urged prudence, especially over measures of disarmament, in so volatile a situation as that obtaining today, with the Soviet Union itself somewhere between disarray and terminal decline and its allies dissociating themselves from the alliance with every gust of popular wind.