Wind and nuclear power both produce electricity. But if someone said we needed a tax on wind power to subsidise nuclear, you’d think they were mad.
Why I disagree with the case set out on this site by its former Editor a week ago.
Max Wind-Cowie is Head of the Progressive Conservatism Project at Demos. Follow Max on Twitter. Are men a political issue? Diane Abbott certainly thinks so. In a speech to the think tank Demos (where I work) she claimed yesterday that masculinity is 'in crisis' in modern Britain and that this has implications for politicians and policy makers. […]
Max Wind-Cowie is Head of the Progressive Conservatism Project at Demos. I support gay marriage. Not because I think it’s somehow my ‘right’ to get married but because in a society that tolerates the practice of homosexuality and expects people to approve of and accept homosexual relationships, those relationships should have the same burden of […]
Max Wind-Cowie is Head of the Progressive Conservatism Project at Demos. When the Archbishop of Canterbury waded into the debate on welfare he did so from a Leftwing perspective. It may or may not be that it was also a Christian perspective – that’s not for me to judge – but it was certainly the language of […]
Max Wind-Cowie is Head of the Progressive Conservatism Project at Demos. Sayeeda Warsi’s claim, in a speech yesterday, that a switch to AV would empower the BNP has met with a swift and hysterical response from AV supporters. Chris Huhne – Baroness Warsi's colleague in the Coalition Cabinet – has accused her of 'Goebbels-like propaganda' […]
Max Wind-Cowie is a researcher at Demos, where he works on the Progressive Conservatism Project. David Cameron’s ‘spectacular success’ in negotiating down the proposed EU budget increase – from 6% to 2.9% – exists only in the eye of the beholder. Certainly Brussels’ bureaucrats will have less pork to barrel than they’d hoped. But, to […]
Max Wind-Cowie is a researcher at Demos, where he works on the Progressive Conservatism Project. OK, don’t skip to the bottom to denounce me as an unhelpful pinko just yet – hear me out. I used to believe that inequality was, possibly, the least important issue a government could concern itself with. Thatcher’s last stand […]
Jonty Olliff-Cooper & Max Wind-Cowie of The Progressive Conservatism Project at the think tank Demos argue that conservatives make the best progressives, and vice versa. Politics is about actions and about ends – not one or the other in isolation. In his thought-provoking recebt piece for ConservativeHome, Michael Merrick questioned the role for progressivism in […]