Monthly Archives: July 2012

I’m away for a summer break, so I thought I’d sign out from this blog for a couple of weeks with some holiday reading tips. 

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Should social democrats be conservative? Emphatically not, declares David Miliband in today’s New Statesman leader. Social democracy cannot win and govern successfully in defensive posture, putting up protective barricades around its remaining citadels. Nostalgia for a post-war heyday will not … Continue reading

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Two episodes shape my feelings about reform of the House of Lords.

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The IFS and Nuffield Trust have a report out today on scenarios for health and social care spending over the next decade. This is a very important contribution to the debate on future fiscal pressures and priorities.

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