Politiea and BPP University: How can the principles on which justice rests flourish under the fiscal constraints of today’s competitive economy?Read More
May 26, 2017
Following the Manchester terrorist attack, the election campaign and the discussion of policy have been suspended. Out of sympathy and respect for the victims and their families, Politeia will suspend its policy blog until next week.
MAY 19, 2017
‘Private Insurance for Social Care! Better than State Supplicancy’, by Sheila Lawlor
Theresa May has gambled in the Conservative manifesto on answering one of the most intractable questions of British politics. How should care for the rising number of dependent elderly be funded? As numbers increase, how can the potential of spiralling cost to wreak havoc with sound fiscal policy, be avoided? Given that for today’s 75-year-olds life expectancy is projected to be 88 years for women and 86 for men, the question in the background is about the social care many will need. Who should pay what, and when should they pay? … Read on
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The decision to leave the EU by voters in this year's referendum reflected the analyses of economists, lawyers and senior political figures in Politeia's Referendum Series:
Patrick Minford, Flawed Forecast: The Treasury, the EU and Britain's future’, June 2016
Sheila Lawlor, Ruling the Ruler: Parliament, the People and Britain's Political Identity’, June 2016
Government plans for spending follow Vito Tanzi’s recommendations for the state spending to be reduced to 35-40 per cent of GDP in Realistic Recovery: Why Keynesian Solutions Will Not Work, July 2012
The budget's focus on cutting debt, fiscal consolidation and structural reform follows the approach proposed by Ludger Schuknecht in Going for Growth: The Best Course for Sustained Economic Recovery, September 2012
The 2014 Budget promise of a ‘shale gas revolution’ followed Politeia’s focus on the advantages of shale in The Future of Gas in UK Energy Supply with Peter Lilley MP and Prof Robert Mair.
The Prime Minister proposes ‘English Votes for English Laws’ alongside greater devolution to Scotland, a solution recommended by Martin Howe QC in his 2006 Politeia Pamphlet ABC: A Balanced Constitution for the 21st Century,
The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill proposes that jurors who search the web for case details should be jailed, following Dominic Grieve's warning in his 2013 Politeia Address that searching for information online about a trial can be contempt of court, punishable by imprisonment.
New National Curriculum published, includes recommendations by Politeia for history from:
David Abulafia, Jonathan Clark and Robert Tombs, History in the Making: The New Curriculum: Right or Wrong?, April 2013
David Burghes, Primary Problems for the New Curriculum: Tougher Maths, Better Teachers, June 2013
Both are part of Politeia’s Curriculum Series.
Politeia in the News
- 22nd May
City A.M., Alex Deane, ‘Don't listen to the braying economic Eeyores: You don't need deals to trade’
- 3rd May
City A.M., Graeme Leach, 'A complete collapse of Brexit talks might just be the best scenario'
- 3rd May
Forbes, Tim Worstall, ‘It is to laugh at their mistake – EU’s Brexit Bill claim now at €100 billion’
- April 2017
Standpoint (Issue 90), Owen Paterson MP, ‘We must abandon food production subsidies to forge the kind of new trade deals we require’
- 28th March
20minutos.com.mx, ‘Políticos optimistas ante salida de Reino Unido de la Unión Europea’