Robert Halfon

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The Conservatives’ moral mission: jobs, jobs, jobs

1 April 2014 10:56

Remember Labour’s defining mission: ‘education, education, education’? Yesterday we had the Conservative equivalent ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’. In what some might…

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We will never save the planet on the backs of the poorest

29 October 2013 15:23

Yesterday – in a crunch vote in the House of Lords – Labour were narrowly defeated by 216 votes to…

Fuel duty

Motorists deserve a full inquiry into fuel price-fixing allegations

14 July 2013 10:51

Everybody knows that the price of motoring fuel is too expensive. Often, this is blamed on the taxman: at nearly…

George Osborne and Danny Alexander leave the Treasury to deliver the spending review.

Spending review – a response from a Tory marginal

28 June 2013 9:01

If there was one thing the spending review has proved, it is that the Conservative-led coalition is a compassionate government.…

Gordon Brown scrapped the 10p band in 2008: Robert Halfon wants to restore it. Picture: Getty

Restoring the 10p tax rate would be fair and simple

22 January 2013 11:30

MPs will today debate taxes and the living wage – in particular, my campaign to restore the 10p rate of income…

Trade unions

Trade unions are capitalist, community-minded, and Conservative

20 October 2012 13:30

Last week there were reports that Unite were going to be offering unemployed people a chance to join their trade…

Democracy in the BBC

6 August 2010 11:42

What is that quote at the end of King Lear?  I think it is something like “the wheel has come…