What is government for?

Government should be there to manage things for the common good of the people, be it law, infrastructure and public provision or the economic well being of the nation as a whole. Government, in essence, is about managing the collective needs of society as a whole, so that we are spared a chaotic piecemeal approach […]

Parliaments summer recess, don’t rush back, you won’t be missed

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,158 Saturday 25 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, After George Osborne’s ’emergency’ budget you’ve all swanned off for your summer recess. The media enters what is traditionally called, the silly season, digging up pointless stories to fill its pages in the absence of the antics the Westminster […]