Twas day before budget day… March 15th 2016: A talk for civil servants an policy makers in the Cabinet Office and Treasury, 100 Parliament Street, London
If we start by considering what is most important to people in their lives, then we end up advocating a very different politics and set of priorities to that which is usual presented. Please think about what has actually happened to you in the last year, of everything that mattered most. Then ask whether you are reasonably happy, all things considered. Now consider what politicians could have done and could do in future to help you, to reduce your problems and the risks you face, and even to make your happier. Will living in the most economically unequal society in Europe help? Economic inequalities affect what happens to us and also how we deal with the outcomes of those events. What would a better, more caring, kinder, and less stupid politics look like?”

A Talk based on the Book “A Better Politics” (to be published March 20th with Free PDF):