We know how difficult it was to lose millions of manufacturing jobs – let us beware of inadvertently accelerating the same process for services jobs.
We need to rethink our foreign policy not in the world we would like, but in the world we actually live in.
Reading and reflection really helps me get a perspective on what is going on, whether in my own constituency or in the country more broadly.
We need to focus on developing our brightest and most talented people, in a range of different fields, from a young age.
My view is that the only way to help square this circle is to rediscover our concern for public service reform.
MPs are starting to think of their seats in the context of their wider area, rather than simply as safe or marginal.
By all indications, we are about to voluntarily delay this policy, which risks the destruction of 19,288 ha of habitat.
It won’t be sufficient to cover the costs just for the lowest income voters – most voters will need environmentally sustainable options to be heavily subsided.
We must embrace an active enterprising state, reformed and reforming, that can help drive an enterprise nation forward.
If you are sceptical, I understand. I was too. But this is the only viable way forward.