What is the objective of higher education if it does not play a major role in addressing our country’s skills deficit?
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
We must rebalance Further and Higher Education, and ensure that those with most to gain from up-skilling actually get the opportunity to do so.
Unless we change how we think, speak and apply lower taxes, the Labour cry of ‘tax cuts for the rich’ will remain a powerful slogan.
Of course, mistakes are made, and governments get things wrong – but there is also a duty to make sure that the good gets out into the public sphere too.
Underpinned by a guarantee of a real-terms increase at minimum, this would help to draw the poison from the issue – particular for Conservatives.
That doesn’t just mean talking about it – it means putting it into practice both in Government and in how we run our own Party operations.
High educational standards are essential, but the most disadvantaged children also need help with workplace skills and social capital.
The referendum must be honoured, and we must leave the EU. That shouldn’t mean giving away a fortune for the privilege.
Cutting the cost of living. Building more houses. Protecting the NHS. Developing skills. A draft of the proposals Hammond should deliver.
We cannot say the NHS is free at the point of access if people face extortionate fees to get to appointments or visit sick relatives.
Conservative Workers and Trades Unionists campaigns to ensure that we have the best policies for the rights, wages, and welfare of British working people.
If new members realise that they have no real say in making their new party one that really works for everyone, they won’t remain members for long.
It’s not just an auction of promises we can never win, but an essential way to reach out to an increasingly consumerist electorate.
There are better ways to spend money on education than on tax breaks for very expensive profit-making institutions.