Why WellFair Works Fair

The welfare debate has become confused and poisonous. We are firmly in the territory of "deserving" versus "undeserving" poor, when the real issue is affordability. As all advanced societies start to grapple with the challenge of how to run a peaceful, modern society within the confines of a low growth economy and within a sustainable... Continue Reading →

BBCQT 2014.02.13

Q: why does it take flooding in the Thames Valley before the Westminster village wakes up to a problem? A: because we don't have a functional democratic system in this country. What we need is more devolved power and control and money. If that had been in place we would've had more effective local planning... Continue Reading →

BBCQT 2014.02.06

Q: Should people accused of rape be given anonymity prior to charge or conviction?A: Same rules should apply as other cases, before charge yes but after charge and before conviction the judge should make a decision about what is necessary to ensure a fair trial. This is a matter for the judiciary and the legal... Continue Reading →

BBCQT 2014.01.30

Q: Will the revival of the 50p tax rate lead to the wealthiest individuals leaving the UK? A: No, the revival of a 50p rate will not lead to the wealthiest individuals leaving the UK, they have already left the UK and currently claim non-dom status.Tax evasion and avoidance currently costs the UK Treasury around £18... Continue Reading →

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