The Tobin Tax rears its ugly head, again
John Chown shows how, despite the fact that the original proposals for an EU-wide FTT were successfully vetoed by the British Prime Minister in 2011, similar proposals are now being implemented by the European Commission in eleven Member States under a process known as the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure.
Oliver Letwin MP - 27 October 2003
What did the Prime Minister mean by the ‘causes’ of crime?
Jill Kirby - 01 June 2003
In this report, Jill Kirby examines the extent to which female outcomes in work are driven by rational preferences, as opposed to barriers for progression.
Jill Kirby - 01 February 2002
In this paper, Jill Kirby explores the current evidence on family breakdown in the UK, and its effects both for the taxpayer and the good of society.
Harriet Sergeant - 27 October 2001
Our immigration policy is an exercise in wishful thinking. We pretend that we control our borders when we have lost all control. We pretend we act humanely to asylum seekers when we do everything possible to prevent them arriving here legally then behave as if they barely exist or waste their talents. We need a fair, transparent and humane immigration policy. What is happening now is neither fair nor humane and certainly not transparent. Nor does it constitute a policy, either restrictive or open.
David Willetts MP and Nicholas Hillman - 27 October 2000
Gordon brown announced the New Deal for Lone Parents in his July 1997 Budget. Harriet Harman, then Secretary of State for Social Security, claimed ‘nearly all lone parents want to work… They want to work, not despite their children, but because of them’… we will hope lone mothers get off benefit and into work’.
Damian Green MP - 08 November 1998
MP for Ashford, Damian Green investigates one of New Labour's flagship policies - the New Deal work programme - and finds how it is damaging to both the unemployed and business.
Christopher Frazer - 26 October 1993
In 1985, the Conservative government created the Crown Prosecution Service. Unlike other state-administered services the CPS was not intended to further Utopian ideals of equality and social justice, nor to harmonise one area of public service provision with others.
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.
Richard Ehrman - 26 October 1990
The phrase not in my back yard sprang to fame when it was used by Nicolas Ridley, then Secretary of State for the Environment, to describe the forceful local opposition to development that the building boom of the late 1980’s had stimulated.
Anthea Zeman - 26 October 1990
Restart was introduced in 1986 by the Manpower Services Commission, during Lord Young’s term as Secretary of State for Employment. The Purpose of the scheme (which now comes under the employment service) is to reduce long-term unemployment: by providing information, individual counselling, and help with making new beginnings.
Lord Joseph - 26 October 1990
Some Conservatives say that since, under God people procreate voluntarily then children are matters of consumer choice: and that the costs of rearing them should be the responsibility of their parents.
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.
Frank Vibert - 26 October 1988
The present Government has embarked on a programme to reshape Britain – its institutions, the attitudes of its society and the aspirations of its individual citizens.
Liam Fox, Mark Mayall and Alistair B. Cooke - 26 October 1988
The last General Election produced one of the worst results ever for the Conservative party in Schotland.