Strange priorities

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has released a survey undertaken by YouGov on “four popular spending cuts” that the Government should undertake. The four are freezing the international development budget; cancelling High Speed 2; stopping paid trade union posts in public services; and scrapping the Green Investment Bank. Did one of those pop out at you? What […]

Matthew Taylor on modern malaise

The New Statesman this week has an interesting article by Matthew Taylor, former No. 10 policy wonk and now RSA head man. In it, he talks of the effect that the decline of collectivist culture (political parties, trade unions, etc.) has had on the prospects for political optimism. The key paragraph (from our point of […]