Poverty

Brown’s plan for the future

2 September 2010 17:08

Mr Blair’s former breathless lover will form the fully staffed Gordon and Sarah Brown Foundation, paid for by lucrative speaking…

A ‘regressive’ budget?

25 August 2010 14:01

The IFS has given the coalition’s opponents powder for their muskets, only it’s a little damp. The IFS’ analysis is…

Fuel Poverty and the Winter Fuel Allowance

18 August 2010 13:58

The Winter Fuel Allowance was an emotive part of the election campaign, with Labour accusing the Tories of planning to…

The war on poverty opens a second front

5 June 2010 10:54

I detest the use of the word ‘Czar’. Everything has a Czar – potato regulation, multi-story car parks and Twitter…

The IDS agenda could help to end the benefits trap

27 May 2010 12:41

Yesterday, it was Michael Gove’s schools agenda. Today, it’s the other main reason to get behind the coalition: IDS’s plans…

What to do with all that knowledge on welfare

17 May 2010 16:17

Is Frank Field back? The Labour MP has spent much of his life talking about the poor. Judging by reports…

Overseas aid could be a Tory winner in Con-Lib fights

18 April 2010 19:54

As the Conservatives start looking at areas where the Liberal Democrats are weak, or where differences can be drawn between…

Why we shouldn’t confuse poverty with inequality

2 April 2010 16:01

The power of ideas is vastly underrated in British politics. It has become fashionable to dismiss them as “ideology” and…

Tim Montgomerie’s broad church

13 February 2010 14:02

The FT Magazine has a cover boy today: Tim Montgomerie. It’s about how “a small group of Christian Conservatives are…

"Saboteur" or realist?

4 December 2009 17:13

Lord Lawson is Andrew Neil’s guest on this week’s BBC Straight Talk and, among other topics, the former chancellor rebuffs…

The choice facing the Tories

3 December 2009 9:05

If you’d like a step-by-step preview of Labour’s next election campaign, then do read Alastair Campbell’s latest blog post.  All…

Tightening immigration should constitute part of compassionate Conservatism

22 October 2009 12:50

The mainstream parties’ collective silence on immigration has, undoubtedly, contributed to the BNP’s growing popularity. Nicholas Soames and Frank Field…

Why marriage should be recognised in the tax system

15 July 2009 10:57

Cameron has been fairly bold in entering the debate on marriage, because we don’t like do that debate in Britain.…