RADICALLY MONARCHIST

Radically-Monarchist

The monarchy is apolitical referee, not a political player, and there is a lot of sense in choosing the referee by a different principle from the players. It lessens the danger that the referee might try to start playing. Earl Russell, The Spectator, 11th January 1997 The UK is undoubtedly the most politically stable nation […]

OUR NHS AND THE POLITICS OF COMPASSION

POLITICS-OF-COMPASSION

Politics should be the art of making people’s lives better. Manifest wholesale change can only come through political action. The UK innovated the NHS, the flagship institution of our welfare state. And until the 1980s it was the global ‘gold standard’ in healthcare. As a youth I remember no waiting lists, no delays in casualty, […]

TRANSPARENCY IN THE HOUSING MARKET

Transparency-in-Housing

Property investment leads to more housing. More buy to let properties means more choice for tenants.But nobody should be discriminated against in this process. Currently, the property market works advantageously for buy to let investors who have access to connections and properties prior to them being properly exposed to the market. Estate agents prefer to […]

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDLORDS CHARTER

CONSTRUCTIVE-LANDLORDS

In every society since the ancient concept of landlord and tenant evolved the relationship has been characterised by conflict. The ever accelerating reams of legislation have only served to extend the gulf in understanding. What is needed is a new arrangement, a new equilibrium. Recent research published by www.housingpartners.co.uk shows that only less than a […]

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES

Taking-responsibility

Taking responsibility for ourselves begins with believing in our ability to do so. In the fact that human beings have great capacities. Our  are controlled by politicians, doctors, teachers and media. We have given away responsibility for what and how we should think. Health should not only depend on the medical profession. We need to […]