Crying wolf works every single time. Large sections of the broadcast and print media can be relied upon to provide the wolf-criers with megaphones.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
We should also change the tax system to give local authorities skin in the game.
The NHS may be a national religion, but public attitudes are much more secular than politicians and commentators seem to realise.
My new paper outlines a series of second-generation reforms that would build on what has already been achieved.
We have the the most unreasonable anti-development campaigners in Europe.
Will the idea actually save taxpayers’ money? New research sheds some light.
Airport operators would have to offer a compensation payment to affected residents. They would then make a decision by referendum.