An area almost the size of England is covered with safe seats. There are no compelling political reasons for a Conservative and Labour MP to understand each others’ voters.
We don’t need the Government to make us compassionate in private life – and public policy challenges seldom have straightforwardly kind solutions.
The Education Secretary sets little stock by values which differ from her own, and elevates economic productivity as the only measure of personal decisions.
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In the kind of political street fights we have both been through, we know that you have to be passionate. Your head screwed on, yes, but also with a full beating heart.
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In Manchester, the tone should be one of getting on with the job, not self-indulgence or triumphalism.
Progress has been made, but a narrow focus prevents the area flourishing as a popular Conservative principle.
Our approach to China and Saudi Arabia is worryingly inconsistent with our declared principles.
It’s time to stop innovating, think inside the box – and learn to speak English again.
By all means cut regulation on black cabs. But the cabbies’ union prefers to raise barriers to entry into the market.
Technological innovation offers new ways of giving, with the potential to change many lives.
The Government has allowed this radical project to slip down their list of priorities. It must be restored.
There is a sense of entitlement that they should be carried along without any competition, meaningful performance reviews or a healthy fear of unemployment.
Without this strategic step-change in our approach, the UK’s involvement in air strikes would achieve very little, and could be counter-productive.
This includes offering some a safe home here. This is something that we can do at least partly to make up for our less than impressive handling of the crisis so far.
Our findings confirm that – as one would intuitively expect – these stocks are crucial to the construction of risk-balanced portfolios.