Plus: The disaster zone is in the way that children with special educational needs are educated.
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There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
Plus: We Conservatives have a chance to unite, but don’t take an election win for granted. And: the radicalism of Gavin Williamson.
Plus: The life-wrecking scandal of Permitted Development Rights. And: Time for a tot of R.U.M – (Policies that are Retail. Understandable. Memorable.)
Robert Halfon: Skills, social justice, standards, and support for teachers. A four-part manifesto for the new Prime Minister.
By extending the ladder of opportunity to those who currently lack it, e can ensure the next generation climbs it.
Raising national insurance, fewer “sin taxes”, public sector pay rises, more schools spending – all are part of his programme.
We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.
Amongst the hopefuls, he fares best on account of his competence, his ability to handle Brexit, manage the economy and unite the country.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.
Robert Halfon: Does May’s selfish machine care at all about the Party’s future – or the thousand plus councillors who lost their seats?
We are heading towards a 1997-type defeat unless we make fundamental and radical changes to our machinery and to our policies.
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
Robert Halfon: Labour, Corbyn – Kim Jong-un, for that matter. I’ll talk to anyone, anywhere to ensure that Brexit takes place.
We can choose either to vote idealistically or for the least worst option, given the current political realities. Politics must be the art of the possible.
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.
Robert Halfon: If you don’t like the backstop and you want a Brexit deal done quickly, there’s only one answer: Common Market 2.0
I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal today. But the Commons didn’t – and we now all need a positive alternative.
All I am trying to do is give impetus to a national conversation about how our education system should prepare our young people for the future.