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- Published in The Times - 21 August 2014
There is a need for a decent minimum and for that minimum to be higher than it is. But calls for reform must be accompanied by a more honest debate on the causes of poverty.
- Published in The Daily Telegraph - 10 July 2014
I am proposing that we combine the NHS with social care. Pensioners would contribute towards the social care element of the new package. Currently social care is offered after a means test, which often involves the sale of the pensioner’s house. This insurance scheme would prevent that, at least for those that have cover.
- Published in The Daily Telegraph - 07 July 2014
Older people have the most to gain from social care combined with the NHS and should pay their fair share
- Published in The Times - 02 July 2014
Voters don’t like taxes but accept paying NI contributions. It would be better to build on this distinction by, say, hiving off the NHS to be paid for from a reformed NI base, rather than confronting people with a combined system.
- Published in The Times - 18 June 2014
Unfortunately Michael Gove shows little if any interest in this area, building an education policy based on his own experience. I admire the way he drives through his policies, but schools can only achieve what he wishes for them if the foundation years give children the skills they need before school to help to trump their class background.
- Published in The Observer - 01 June 2014
In this open letter to Ed Miliband, seven Labour MPs assert that Britain's working class have paid a heavy price for the huge influx of east European migrants over the past decade – and the party faces a backlash as a result
- Published in The Times - 28 May 2014
Immigration is a key example where working-class concerns were treated as racism in modern guise.
- Published in The Observer - 25 May 2014
A reformed national insurance system is the way forward to fund the NHS
- Published in The Guardian - 30 April 2014
The founders of the Labour party sought ways of ensuring greater equality of outcomes. The foundation years debate focuses on what seems to be the most promising way of achieving that noble ambition.
- Published in The Guardian - 24 April 2014
In order to gain a fuller picture of the extent of hunger in this country and, as importantly, the underlying drivers of the numbers, as well as any short-term factors, the all-party parliamentary group on hunger and food poverty has established an inquiry