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Mental health is everyone’s business

Shortly after the Labour party conference in October, Ed Miliband gave a speech about a ‘one nation’ approach to mental health.

He talked of mental health as a challenge that affects us all, no matter who we are. Given that one...

A tax on fat, sugar and salt

The next Labour government will face very tough decisions on tax and spending because of the Cameron/Osborne austerity disaster.

Raising the overall tax burden at all will be politically difficult and is likely to be economically unwise. Yet the cost of...

The language of priorities

Whoever wins in 2015 will face awful public spending choices. The woeful state of the economy means the deficit will remain high and there will be almost no scope for public spending growth. So George Osborne smells blood. He is...

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