public services

Spastics, cretins and the political correctness of the right

23 June 2014 16:25

Ruth Richards, head of communications at Mind, has written a response to my criticism of the pointlessness of politically correct…

We need better migration data for an effective immigration policy

16 May 2014 11:56

Britain has a long and proud history of opening its doors to the vulnerable and oppressed; of welcoming workers, students…

Net migration is up, but net migration is a meaningless term

27 February 2014 15:34

The latest figures showing a big increase in net migration are a blow to the Conservatives, although it obviously reflects…

Why the police silenced one of the best officers in Britain

18 February 2014 17:45

West Midlands Police’s announcement that it had ordered the closure of the blog and Twitter account of Inspector Michael Brown –…

Ed Miliband and the state

10 February 2014 16:28

Ed Miliband is delivering the Hugo Young lecture tonight, and will focus on ‘people-powered public services’. All the briefing so…

Ten things that went badly right in Britain in 2013

20 December 2013 14:59

This was supposed to be the year of strife, strikes, misery and more. Instead, to the surprise of Britain’s politicians,…

Net migration is bogus. Gross migration is what affects communities

28 November 2013 22:46

Just over half a million people migrated to the UK in the year to June. And half a million the year…

Uncontrolled immigration

17 July 2012 18:35

So the 2011 census results for England and Wales are out. And sure enough it turns out that the last…

Britain is not full

16 July 2012 15:00

The census figures are out and you know what this means! Yes, the newspapers will be stuffed with articles complaining…