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There has always been one asset the Conservative party has had over Labour since Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979, and that is the sheer ruthlessness of their convictions.
Amidst revelations in the Daily Mirror that over 100 services across the NHS are being run by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin group, members of the Northern Ireland Assembly have called on Ministers at Stormont to bring forward legislation to prevent the privatisation of health services by stealth.
As a prelude to its privatisation, the announcement this week that Royal Mail made £440m profit for the year ending March 2013 was certainly an eye opener.
It must have seemed like quite a discovery, when Fraser Nelson found a Department for Education report which proved “that the whole premise of Labour’s education policy – that cash matters most – was false”.
Ignore for a moment the caricature of Labour’s 13 years in government; have Deloitte (who analysed the data on which Fraser Nelson’s argument is based) really discovered that levels of funding don’t matter in improving educational outcomes?
Wales is leading the way with One Nation public services, writes Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith MP.
George Osborne today told the cabinet there will be even deeper cuts if the Tories win the 2015 general election.
TweetToday, Cameron’s flagship policy, the big society, has suffered a serious blow; a leading charity figure has described it as being “effectively dead”. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, damned the big society agenda as a result of spending cuts in charity funding and reforms. Cameron’s rhetoric of […]
Former Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Kitty Ussher writes about public services and the economy ahead of the Progress Annual Conference.
The TUC have put together a public services campaign song ahead of the November 30th Day of Action against the government’s savage public sector pensions cuts.