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.
Gefforey Howson - 26 October 1989
In July 1987 the Department of Education and Science issued the ‘discussion document’, The National Curriculum 5-16, setting out proposals for the establishment of a national curriculum, attainment targets and testing at ages 7, 11, 14, and 16.
Tim Congdon - 26 October 1989
Between mod-1996 and mid 1988 the British economy experienced a full scale boom. Over the two years national output rose almost 10 per cent, much faster than could be sustained in the long term.
Deepak Lal - 26 October 1989
In July 1988 Mr Kenneth Baker, so it seemed, nationalised Britain’s universities contravening the principles professed by the government which he serves.
Oliver Knox - 26 October 1989
A completely new charge, impost, levy, tax – call it what you will – is certain to be sometimes misrepresented and often misunderstood. Hard cases, exemptions, the complexity which is inevitable given the infinite variety of our styles of living, all add to the confusion.
Nicholas Ridley - 26 October 1989
The Governments program for environmental protection seems to have come as something of a shock to some of the less well informed commentators.
Terence Kealey - 26 October 1989
During the mid-1980s Britain’s scientists exploded with anger. They believed that a mean government was destroying their science and their universities.
Richard Pool and Andrew Threipland - 26 October 1989
Government monopolies control the market of milk, wool and potatoes in Britain. This paper outlines the origin of these monopolies in the 1930s; their growth into large commercial operations; the economic, social and technical changes which have occurred since 1930 and the position of such national monopolies in a common European market.
Peter Lilley MP - 26 October 1989
When Chou En Lai was asked what was the significance of the French Revolution he replied it was too early to say. So it is certainly far too soon to determine the historic significance of the Thatcher revolution.
Michael Heseltine MP - 26 October 1989
People who dwell on the past forget that most of what we have inherited was achieved by those who looked forwards not back.
Kenneth Minogue - 26 October 1989
For two centuries, ever since the revolution of 1789, Europe has been haunted by the spectre of egalitarianism. Yet the pursuit of equality has benefited precious few.
- 26 October 1989
The press greeted the summer of 1989 with forecasts of a summer of discontent, a season that would do for Mrs Thatcher what the winter of 1978-9 did for Mr Callaghan. This has proved to be a mirage.
Andreas Gledhill - 26 October 1989
Child abuse has become a major political issue over the last fifteen years in Britain. Considerable controversy has been generated both by the debate on the true extent of the problem and by discussion of what the state can or should do about it.
Zbiginiew Brzezinski - 01 November 1988
The January 1988 CPS lecture by Zbiginiew Brzezinski captures the mood of the times while being extraordinarily prescient.
David Willetts and Michael Goldsmith - 26 October 1988
In no advanced Western country do health services depend entirely on tax-financed public expenditure. People also spend their own money privately and directly on health care.
CPS - 26 October 1988
In the summer of 1987, the Centre for Policy Studies held a conference on change in the USSR.