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Posts by David Skelton
David Skelton is the Director of Renewal, a campaign organisation aiming to broaden the appeal of the Conservative Party.Follow @
We need a multi-racial working-class conservatism that tackles discrimination – and prioritises removing the barriers that prevent people advancing.
David Skelton: Yes, social mobility is important. But jobs in the professions aren’t the only ones that matter.
The first of two pieces on ConHome this week on social mobility. How much does it matter and is it in decline?
While too many progressives sneer, as conservatives we recognise the power of national rituals to bring communities closer together.
David Skelton: It was working class voters who delivered this majority – and Johnson must not abandon them now
The second of a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
David Skelton: Brexit can unleash a new era of reindustrialisation. But only if we are free from state aid laws.
This renaissance could place the UK at the vanguard of the most industries and technologies over the coming decades.
In many cases, they are ridiculed, stereotyped and portrayed as somewhere between bigoted and racist.
The Government must spare no effort to deliver dignified work, up-to-date infrastructure, and state-of-the-art training to these long-neglected communities.
The Conservative Party could become the natural home for the urban working class if it revived these towns, David Skelton argues in his new book.
David Skelton: We need a new generation of low-rent homes – and the Government can help to provide them
Polling by Shelter showed that such a scheme that tackled the housing crisis and gave the low-paid a helping hand on to the housing ladder would also be hugely popular.
Here are three areas where the next leader can fulfil a desire to have a country that works for everybody.
David Skelton and Paul Goldsmith: The North-East needs a directly-elected Mayor – or it will miss out on the Northern Powerhouse
It can no longer afford to be caught between the noise of Scottish nationalism to the North and a resurgent Leeds and Manchester to the South.
For me, the concept of the “freeborn Englishman” is fundamental. These liberties are expressed through Parliament and institutions.
“Conservatism at its best is both pro-business and pro-worker, both rewarding entrepreneurship and ensuring that work pays.”
More jobs, tax cuts, a higher minimum wage – we should be proud of all these measures and more.