welfare

Iain Duncan Smith on how to save Conservatism

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith may have lost his job, but he has found a new whisky. It’s called Monkey Shoulder, and…

It’s not the Corbynites who are in denial – it’s the Labour moderates

19 March 2016 9:00 am

It has become commonplace to remark that there exists in Britain a mainstream political grouping that seems to be dwelling…

Whether or not Britain leaves, the EU must change or fall apart

20 February 2016 9:00 am

David Cameron’s attempt to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership has served as a powerful reminder of the case for leaving. The…

The shocking truth about the English and the Scots: they agree

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead…

Osborne's living-wage wheeze will decide the fate of one-nation Conservatism

11 July 2015 9:00 am

In his hastily scripted victory speech, David Cameron hit upon a mission that he wanted to define his remaining years…

George Osborne's real plan: erase every trace of Gordon Brown

11 July 2015 9:00 am

To understand George Osborne, it is important to realise that he cut his political teeth at the height of the…

My new plan: let’s pay people benefits for not moving here

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Yet another exciting discovery from the world of Islamic science. As you are probably aware, Islamic culture has always paid…

A jobs miracle is happening in Britain, thanks to tax cuts. Why don't the Tories say so?

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Feeling the genitals of freshly hatched chickens may not be the most glamorous job in the world but at £40,000…

Why I’m thankful that Atos found me fit to work

14 March 2015 9:00 am

I was signed off work five years ago. I had lost my job and was, unsurprisingly, feeling low; I went…

EastEnders wanted to show Thatcher’s Britain. These days it would make Maggie proud

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Albert Square full of Thatcherites? You ’avin a larf? No, it’s true. EastEnders, conceived 30 years ago partly as a…

How France’s left-wing government learned to love austerity

10 May 2014 9:00 am

For years, George Osborne cut a rather lonely figure on the European stage. He was portrayed as the only major…

Welfare wars

11 January 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne is refreshingly uninterested in his public image, believing that he will be judged by the success (or otherwise)…