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.
Today, 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.
One of Scotland’s major teaching unions has warned that virtually every school north of the border now faces closure on the November 30th, reports Ed Jacobs.
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The Taxpayers’ Alliance’s lack of research beggars belief; it couldn’t be that the TPA are just a bunch of ideological zealots?
The Conservatives’ dependence on the ‘grey vote’ and on their think tank apparatus may mean they are committed to ever increasing expenditures in future.
A large majority of the general public – and a slim majority of Tory voters, do not want to see the size of the state shrink and cuts to be reversed at some point