By accepting that 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland could vote on their future during the Scottish referendum, we undermined the case for not extending the franchise further.
Posts by Nicky Morgan MP
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Nicky Morgan: Perhaps the Prime Minister should have gone. But she didn’t. The Cabinet must now take a lead.
Ministers need get a grip by acting collectively to agree a Brexit end-state based in reality and on what Parliament will approve eventually – and then stick to it.
Nicky Morgan: The Prime Minister should set out her stall on health and social care – as well as Brexit
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
Nicky Morgan: Threats, intimidation, violence, and trolling. Something is rotten in the state of our democracy.
Those who turn a blind eye to MPs being labelled mutineers are playing with a fire which will eventually consume them too.
Nicky Morgan: Why this social mobility setback? Because the best brains in the Government are fixated on Brexit.
Too little attention is focused on the reasons why where you are born and your family background still matter far too much in modern Britain.
Nicky Morgan: Why I’m proud to be a mutineer – or, rather, to be striving to improve the EU Withdrawal Bill
Those who try to label and bully us will only make us stronger. And their attempts to do so say more about them than us.
Nicky Morgan: Not appointing the first woman Chief Whip last week was a missed opportunity to demonstrate change
This means not bullying people into voting for the Government, and not making grown men and women cry.
Women in particular suffer from being dependent on their husbands or children to translate for them.
There was a genuine sense of grievance that policy suggestions and campaigning ideas are never listened to.
Nicky Morgan: May’s Florence Speech 1) It was good – pragmatic and overdue. Now we must stop banging on about Europe.
The difference between us and the Labour is that we deal with the world and reality as it is – not as some utopia we would like it to be.
Nicky Morgan: If voters don’t trust Conservative values, they won’t vote for Conservative candidates
I believe that a discussion about values could be key to addressing much of the unhappiness which triggered the referendum result.
Nicky Morgan: Let’s have fewer rush-jobs like women-only carriages, and more serious, considered policy-making
Politics often expects a quick answer. But the quick answer often isn’t the best. From education to Brexit, complex questions deserve proper thought.
Nicky Morgan: You’re welcome to your new Democrat Party. I’m sticking with the Tories – to fight, fight and fight again for moderation.
We will push back internally when ideologues call for sensible Ministers to be sacked because they are trying to act in the national interest over Brexit.
Nicky Morgan: Almost a century after women won the right to vote, the battle for diversity in politics still rages
Too often, we still take our democratic rights for granted.
Nicky Morgan: Ministers and whips may welcome this delay. But as the new Chair of the Treasury Select Commitee, I don’t.
The process of choosing members is taking a long time. Some will wonder how departments can continue without full scrutiny for almost four months.