The Centre for Policy Studies publishes a collection of essays from bright young thinkers on the centre-right, including Conservative MPs from the 2015 and 2017 intakes, on topics that matter to young people.Read More
In a recent television programme about the post war reconstruction of Britain, a film clip was shown of Herbert Morrison addressing the Durham Miners rally on behalf of the Labour government.
Humphery Wellfair had, during the long minutes his parachute swayed down to the desert atoll in 1944 been blissfully filled with thoughts of Beveridge, promising idyllic security from cradle to grave, at least in Britain.
For as long as I can remember concern about our economic progress, compared with that of our competitors, has been the staple diet of both politicians and commentators.
Nations with a long habit of making foreign policy on a world scale may be forgiven for feeling that they need no written formula to explain what they have always been doing.
We look to small businesses and the self-employed to produce growth, employment and wealth. In Britain today about six million people work for small firms.
When a proposition has become universally acceptable to political commentators, writers of letters to MPs, media pundits and school-teachers taking current affairs classes, it is a very likely indication hat the proposition in question is, or has become, false.
The Department of Employment should supply monthly data for the number in work in Britain as well as the number out of work.
The industrial revolution brought many blessings. It brought greater output. It freed many people working on the land and brought them many new homes, new products and new luxuries.
Suppose that every adult in Britain acquired £100 worth of shares in some British Company/ Suppose that, apart from undertaking not to transfer those shares for five years, each adult enjoyed all the rights of a shareholder.
I am speaking here at St Georges house Windsor not as an amateur theologian but as a professional economist concerned with moral values.
It is comprehensible why many rational, averagely informed people, in the United States as well as in Europe, should be, to begin with, sceptical of President Reagan’s programme of research on strategic defence.
The National Health Service is sick, but not so sick that it cannot be put on the road to recovery. Injecting more taxpayers’ money into the enterprise will not help. Spending must be made more effective, and accountability must be improved.
Share ownership is enjoying something of a renaissance. There are many more people today with a direct share in the risk capital of British industry and commerce than there were five years ago.
On 1 July Britain begins her third stint as President of the European Community’s Council of Ministers.