By clearly linking a tax to overall spending on the NHS, it can help reconnect voters with the purpose of taxation, but makes healthcare spending vulnerable to macroeconomic shocks and cycles.
The three main party leaders have released their Christmas messages.
This year, all the main parties have been competing over who can curb benefits for migrants the most. Why is this their approach?
The Prime Minister shows contempt for people's concerns about this trade deal.
The Chancellor can no longer declare that the UK is the fastest growing major economy.
Shadow chancellor set to act before March 2016.
The former universities and science minister, David Willetts, blasts the Home Secretary's proposal for a student visa overhaul.
The truth is, there is no substantial definition of "British values" and "integration", which are landmark terms for restrictive measures and border control.
Budgets are stretched tight but we must be ready for the inevitable change.
The bottom 10 per cent of households pay 47 per cent of their income in tax. But they would gain nothing from the parties' plans.
Politics without blind tribal dogma? I’ll drink to that.
Families who have lived their whole lives in central London are being forced out by a perfect storm of falling wages, rocketing house prices and government cuts.
The victims of alleged historic cases of child abuse are urging the Home Secretary to set up a whole new, more powerful, inquiry.
Hung parliament preparations.
Having addressed the deficit and immigration, the party plans to focus on its greatest strength.
The Chief Constable of Durham, Mike Barton, breaks the taboo on drugs.
Yesterday’s Provisional Local Government Settlement contained the worrying news that dedicated funding for council-run emergency support schemes will cease.
Why the government's anti-corruption plan is a missed opportunity.
The party reaches the nadir prophesied by Chris Huhne in 2010.
"If you go for a Chinese, what do you call it?"
The government's local authority cuts will inhibit growth in the regions, rather than building a "northern powerhouse".
The "long campaign" begins today.
The closure of the Northern Rock Foundation and creation of the Virgin Money Foundation is an example of where the state has had to step in where the Big Society has failed.
The final vote on Trident replacement is due in 2016: for a government committed to paying down the deficit, a decision not to spend over £100bn on nuclear weapons has got to be a runner.
A new poll shows a third of current Green supporters plan to vote for Miliband's party at the general election.
The electorate is increasingly promiscuous; MPs have to do more to hold onto their jobs.
Ashcroft’s latest polls are discouraging for Labour.
Business as unusual.
By insisting that a surplus of £23bn is necessary to reduce the national debt, the Chancellor has exposed himself to the charge that he is an ideologue.
To blacklist or not to blacklist.