Having fewer babies would certainly mean fewer Carbon emitters. But celebrating population decline ignores the many dire consequences of a shrinking tax-base.
The sixteenth article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
The conference showed a large number of people, many of them young, wondering what part a rehabilitated, reinvigorated, Christian conservatism inspired by Burke and Disraeli might have to play.
Blair said that he wanted Britain “to be a young country again”. It wasn’t one then and isn’t one now. There is a fittingness in King Charles being the oldest monarch ever to take our throne.
My argument is simply one of affordability (including, by the way, by dropping the triple lock) if our public finances are going to be sustainable.
We are absurdly reluctant to talk about the policies needed to encourage the birth of more children.
Census data may reveal once again that the UK has an ageing population, but in some ‘true blue’ Conservative seats, voters are only getting younger.
Trying to decipher which Government has been “best” and “worst” at handling the crisis is a tricky endeavour.
Around two-thirds of the top 100 marginal seats are town constituencies. That presents an opportunity.
It’s also more pronounced than for Leave-Remain. We are about to see a disproportionately Tory cohort succeeded by a disproportionately Labour one.
There are many seats in London that are also C1/C2 heavy: it is just that they are outer London seats.
Their personal wellbeing is lower than other age groups’.
England’s east and southern coasts; parts of Yorkshire, the Midlands and Cumbria; bits of Wales – in all these, support for Brexit is especially strong.