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Is the NHS in crisis?

Is the NHS in crisis?

Ed Creedy September 30, 2017 0

“NHS in Crisis”… “NHS Faces ‘unprecedented workforce crisis’”… “NHS bed shortage crisis…”  All examples of headlines from national papers in the last few months. If our media is to be believed, the NHS is spiralling hopelessly out of

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Osborne’s Economy Speech: Analysis

Osborne’s Economy Speech: Analysis

Daniel Pryor January 6, 2014 0

Daniel Pryor provides comprehensive analysis of the Chancellor’s New Year economy speech. Watching George Osborne’s speech this morning, I felt reasonably proud to be a Conservative. He convincingly argued that we must continue to

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Tony Blair’s Right: Labour should have cut spending in 2005

Backbencher November 4, 2013 2

Towards the end of his life, famed economist John Maynard Keynes remarked “I find myself more and more relying for a solution of our problems on the invisible hand which I tried to eject

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7 Reasons The Tories Are Smiling

7 Reasons The Tories Are Smiling

Lee Jenkins August 8, 2013 2

Things always look better with a bit of sunshine on them, but for Conservatives, there’s extra reason to have a bit of spring in their step this summer. Economy All governments are judged primarily

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Why Labour Won’t Talk About Welfare

Why Labour Won’t Talk About Welfare

Lee Jenkins July 4, 2013 2

Welfare is becoming political kryptonite for Labour. The public want it cut, but powerful forces in the Labour movement are determined to protect their sacred cow. If Labour stand for anything, it is being

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The Politics Behind The Spending Review

The Politics Behind The Spending Review

Backbencher June 27, 2013 0

An overtly political spending review puts the ball firmly in Labour’s court This week the Chancellor delivered a spending review for government expenditure 2015/2016. The plans raise the immediate question why now? Given the

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Gorgeous George, Redux

Gorgeous George, Redux

Backbencher June 26, 2013 1

By Richard Elliott The last few days we have seen George Osborne’s announcement of new spending reviews, which highlight a further £11.5bn in projected spending cuts for the year 2015-16. I find this remarkable,

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Obama and America Need Deep Economic Cuts

Obama and America Need Deep Economic Cuts

James Snell March 4, 2013 2

  The United States has a lot going for it: a vibrant (if gaudy) democracy and strong senses of personal freedom and national self-confidence. It is laid low by the perpetual partisan rumblings of

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Defence Cuts – The Obvious Starting Point

Defence Cuts – The Obvious Starting Point

Olly Neville February 26, 2013 0

Austerity isn’t easy, especially as we don’t actually have it. It’s difficult for Government to select which areas to cut back on, especially when the sensible option of privatisation isn’t on the table, leading

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If Osborne is to meet his fiscal targets, he needs to get clever over cuts.

If Osborne is to meet his fiscal targets, he needs to get clever over cuts.

Backbencher February 11, 2013 1

Donna Edmunds,   The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) have predicted that “there is a better than 50-50 chance that the government will borrow more this year than it did last year.” The cause

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