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Ryan Shorthouse: The Tory manifesto should offer loans for childcare and retraining, and better pay for teachers
This second piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that May must show those on modest incomes the good that Government can do.
These Lords amendments are an attempt by the Higher Education lobby to throw off the yoke of Government immigration controls.
Iain Duncan Smith: Why we need a visionary prospectus for this election – not a mass of details and tactical ploys
I feel we have gone too far in publishing and overly political manifestos which make it difficult to govern subsequently.
The established parties have lost their grip on this contest, but their hold on other parts of the country’s system remains strong.
British workers must be equipped for the task – especially since voters have sent a clear message about wanting stricter controls on immigration.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Christopher Howarth: It would be wrong and unfair to stop counting international students in the migration numbers
If universities want a more relaxed policy, they should argue for it – not seek to hide statistics that they find inconvenient.
In a nutshell, members’ top priority isn’t cutting immigration from the EU, let alone stopping payments to it: instead, it’s restoring self-government – and fast.
Every day in the UK we get together to wonder why Britain abandoned the idea of fairness.
Lord Ashcroft: The parties.The leaders. And leaving the EU. What my 10,000-sample poll and focus groups found.
If the Government thinks that we cannot have our Brexit cake and eat it, Ministers must be careful not to let expectations get out of hand.
Cameron’s decision to leave the federalist, centre-right bloc was bewailed by Remainers. How do they feel about its call for a continent-wide ban on veils?
Single Market access? Immigration controls? Budget contributions? Escaping the ECJ? The status of EU nationals?
Dean Godson: Deal or No Deal. What happens if we leave the EU without a comprehensive agreement? A call for evidence.
We are keen to gather views from interested parties (such as businesses, industry groups, politicians, academics and others) about what would happen.