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Home Truths for Foreign Aid

Home Truths for Foreign Aid

Frank Vibert - Social Policy

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.

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

John redwood MP - General

It seems longer than three months ago that Oliver Letwin and I first wrote about health.

Making Unionism Positive

Making Unionism Positive

Liam Fox, Mark Mayall and Alistair B. Cooke - Social Policy

The last General Election produced one of the worst results ever for the Conservative party in Schotland.

Managed Health Care

Managed Health Care

Michael goldsmith and David Willetts - Public Services

The NHS has been rationing access to health care in Britain since 1948. Poor management and lack of incentive have contributed to the lengthening waiting-lists and low morale amongst the providers.

Natural Partners

Natural Partners

Michael Ivens - General

It is an irony that many critics of Thatcherism who allege that it has lost its connection with its ancient conservative roots, are precisely those who were complacent at Britain’s steady movement into corporatism.

Opting Out

Opting Out

Sheila Lawlor - Public Services

The education Bill before Parliament honours the promise made by the government before the general election to give state schools the chance to opt out of local authority control and run themselves.

Pensions & Privilege

Pensions & Privilege

Philip Chappell - Social Policy

The number of shareholders in Britain has grown dramatically in the last five years, but the proportion of equities held by individuals continues to decline.

Personal Taxes for the 90's

Personal Taxes for the 90's

Jonathon Bond - Economy

The time is right for a radical reform of Britain’s income tax system.

Planning Planning

Planning Planning

Richard Eheman - Social Policy

The Government is pledged to remove constraints on the operation and expansion of businesses and to encourage the spread of home ownership; indeed, these pledges are central to its economic policies.

Politics of Manners

Politics of Manners

Peregrine Worsthorne - General

As professional people go I am not what could possibly called rich.

Property Services Agency

Property Services Agency

Keith Boyfield - Public Services

The origins of the Property Services Agency can fairly be traced back to the Middle Ages when the Sovereign employed a Clerk of the Works to maintain the royal palaces.

Reviving the Railways

Reviving the Railways

Andrew Gritten - Public Services

It is time to challenge the railway industry. If policy is not changed, it could degenerate. It is too comfortable, constricted and confused. Alternatively, but seemingly so much more laborious it could be reborn. It has the best prospect on offer in nearly a century.

Signals from a Railway Conference

Signals from a Railway Conference

John Redwood MP - Public Services

On Friday 28th October the Centre for Policy Studies assembled some 100 railway enthusiasts, analysts, critics and transport specialists for a conference to discuss ways forward for British railways.

The Local Right

The Local Right

Nicholas Ridley - General

For the last 150 years local authorities of various persuasions have represented and served their various communities.

The Power of Ideas

The Power of Ideas

CPS - General

In his speech in January to an audience especially invited by the Centre for Policy Studies, the Chancellor of the Exchequer was eloquent on the necessity, and the force, of new ideas to sustain and carry forward a government.