The restriction on the number of apprentices small businesses can take on should be lifted. FE colleges should boost entrepreneurship.
Posts by Ben Bradley MP
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Ben Bradley: Let’s stop forcing all pupils down an academic path – and free some instead to prepare for the world of work
Both kinds of school have a place, and more besides. It needs to be a choice. Education is not ‘one-size fits all’, it’s ‘horses for courses’.
Ben Bradley: Voters tore down the Red Wall because they were sick of Labour talking down to them and holding them back
That doesn’t mean they are all suddenly hardcore Tories. For many we were the least-worst option. But we have an opportunity to win their trust.
Ben Bradley: To get the greatest benefit from extra NHS funding, resist the temptation to spend it all on hospitals
From community services and mental health treatment, to alleviating PFI debt, the extra cash must be used to prepare the health service for the future.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.