Unlocking potential and expanding opportunity is a cornerstone to a just society.
She and her team have been one of the most important assets in the UK’s battle with Coronavirus.
A fusion of Burkean philosophy and Disraelian populism would be a potent combination for a 21st century Conservative Party
“The first man to mould Conservatism into coherent thought.”
It is tempting to suggest that Burke and Paine shaped the character as well as the credo of their respective traditions
Jesse Norman is the Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire. His biography of Edmund Burke will be published in May. Follow Jesse on Twitter. In politics, so the cliché goes, there are the surface waves, and there are the deep currents. Sometimes the two connect: intellectually, or emotionally, or both. When the two […]
Jesse Norman is the Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire. Follow Jesse on Twitter. The Children and Families Bill, whose Second Reading is today in the House of Commons, is a huge and hugely important piece of legislation. Among other things, the Bill seeks to remove barriers to adoption, transform the provision for those […]
When it comes to the great financial scandals of our time, how much of the moral high ground does the Labour Party deserve? Very little when you consider who was in charge at the time that things went so badly wrong. And yet, as each new misdeed comes to light we see Eds Miliband and […]
Jesse Norman is the Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire and a member of the Treasury Select Committee. The US economy is stagnating. The Eurozone is in turmoil. The UK may be dragged back into recession. The present crisis is not a mere economic downturn, but a fundamental loss of value, caused by […]
Jesse Norman is the Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire and a member of the Treasury Select Committee PLAN B, published yesterday by the Compass think-tank, is a good-faith attempt to fill the gaping hole where Labour's economic policy should be. The authors generously credit me for putting the question they try to […]
Jesse Norman is the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire As someone once said, opinion on Ed Balls is divided. There are those who dislike him, and those who can't stand him. But where you fall in that spectrum needn't be the result of prejudice. It can be a purely rational reaction to what he […]
Jesse Norman is the MP for Hereford. The furore over hacking should not be allowed to crowd out another event of great long-term significance. Yesterday saw the publication of the Fiscal Sustainability Report by the Office of Budget Responsibility. This is a major new piece of work assessing the overall sustainability of the nation's finances over […]
Jesse Norman is MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire. Like all of God’s earthly creation, the House of Lords is imperfect. Its powers, its composition and its legitimacy have all come in for severe criticism over the years, from different parts of the political spectrum. There have been several major reports, a Joint Committee and […]
Jesse Norman MP is a member of the Treasury Select Committee. The Banking Commission report, out today, marks a watershed in banking regulation. Its five members combine in-depth economic, regulatory and financial knowledge with great independence of mind. They have directly addressed the weaknesses in the sector that helped caused the 2008 financial crash. But […]
Jesse Norman is MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire We all know what Real Capitalism is. It's a system where real people take real risk, invest real time in real work and reap real rewards for their efforts. A day's work for a day's pay. Markets are used, but not venerated. Competition is welcomed, but […]