In a modern economy a lot of productivity improvements which are needed for growth come from intelligent public interventions and spending. Osborne is wrong to think of public spending as inherently a burden on business.
If we want to stand tall in the world, we should build on, rather than retreat from, all the opportunities that international cooperation, inside and beyond Europe, delivers. Britain is stronger, safer and better off within Europe than it would be alone outside.
We will have to fight tooth and nail to ensure that the British public vote "Yes" on referendum day and that Britain is not left isolated from Europe and the world. We should put our values into action by ensuring that we achieve more through our common endeavour than alone. I hope you will join us and get involved.
Caroline Muchanga showing her market stall tax receipt Mazabuka is known as "the sweetest town in Zambia". The town's other source of fame, industr...
We in the medical profession have spilt a lot of ink and bile in our outrage over the government's half-baked plans to create a '7 day NHS'. We've been upset that a chronically overstretched work force is about to be stretched even further to satisfy a manifesto sound bite, and we've been upset by our final transition from professional worker to consumer commodity. But we've missed the bigger picture. We are just unwilling pawns in a bigger game.
Everyone's got money troubles. The average UK person has got less of it than in 2009, the Government is short by about £70 billion every year and I've switched from tesco own brand custard creams to Aldi own brand custard creams. Basically everyone is skint. Now, what I'm about to tell you may seem shocking, but it's true.
If David Cameron and George Osborne had been born to single parents living in social housing, perhaps they would look at life differently. Fate saw them born to privilege, but instead of softening their hearts, their good fortune has hardened them and fostered a belief that victimising the less fortunate is a viable social and economic policy.
Widening ownership can bring gains of productivity and also of well-being, spreading an emotional sense of prosperity. It is a 1980s theme tune worth rescuing.
Broadcasters seem to relish the opportunity to play the Robin Hood theme song whenever the Robin Hood Tax is in the news, as it has been over the past few days... So as City lobbyists are hastily dusting off their crib sheets on why we should oppose an FTT, it's worth tackling their main charges head on
Apprenticeships are attracting a huge amounts of interest from across the political spectrum. We've come a long way from the days when Tony Blair is said to have joked that political interest in vocational education was such that he could make a declaration of war in a speech about skills and no-one would ever notice.
London is a fantastic city. It remains the financial capital of the world. On Wednesday, we want to demonstrate that we are also the charity capital of the world... If enough of us take this very small step, we can transform the lives of London's children and secure our city's future.
Corbyn is seen by some as a hapless Life of Brian, an accidental leader riding a wave of euphoria as the People's Front of Judea go hammer and tongs with the Judean People's Front. Today, he made plain he was not the Messiah, stressing his self-effacement. Instead, he tried to shift from the personal to the political, making clear he was just one man in a larger movement.
Slashing public services. Vandalising the NHS. Cutting junior doctors' pay. Reducing care for the elderly. Destroying the hopes of young people for a college education or putting university graduates into massive debt. Putting half a million more children in poverty. They want the people of Britain to accept all of these things. They expect millions of people to work harder and longer for a lower quality of life on lower wages. Well, they're not having it. Our Labour Party says no. The British people never have to take what they are given. And certainly not when it comes from Cameron and Osborne. Don't accept injustice, stand up against prejudice. Let us build a kinder politics, a more caring society together. Let us put our values, the people's values, back into politics.
Estate agency has, until very recently, been a very localised service. Its limitations to buyers and sellers have consistently been crippling. One ins...
Leave.eu are in the know about the chaos of leaving and benefits of staying in Europe. During a BBC report of the freshly launched Leave.eu on Thursday evening, this shot from the campaign's offices caught the viewer's eye...
A few days ago WWF revealed that over the last few decades, the number of marine vertebrates in our seas has halved. Bird, fish, reptile and mammal p...