The principle behind any settlement for the Sussexes should be simple: one can’t be half in and half out.
Alex Morton: Johnson’s electoral success rests on helping people move from renting to owning their home
Housing played a small role in the 2019 election, but the first piece in a new mini-series notes that home ownership is the key driver of voter behaviour.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
Why is the Party so mistrustful of Tory intellectuals? We mourn the passing of our former contributor.
Neil O’Brien: R & D. We invest disproportionately in the first at the expense of the second. Here’s how to improve.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
The blunt reality is that China is a cyber risk and will remain so for years. It has a dreadful reputation for cyber attacks and intellectual property theft.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
Furthermore, further education (FE) is another pressing concern for new Tory voters.
Setting aside the Ulster-specific sections, the proposals for reviving Stormont pledges frictionless trade with the mainland and a commitment on legacy prosecutions.
If we really are becoming the Party of Blue Collar Conservatives, our Party must become the change that we want to see.
HS2’s financial case gets weaker and weaker – but has its political justification held up any better?
The project has its vocal supporters, but there are many areas in the North of England which it will not help at all.
Plus: What Johnson was supposed to do about Iran from Number Ten that he couldn’t do from Mustique is mysterious. I imagine that it has phones and the internet.
There are now so many of them that the degree itself has less impact on employability – this ensuring that they become less economically valuable.
The sustained Ministerial boycott of the programme is evidence of the waning power of traditional media.
Paul Goodman continues as Editor, controlling all editorial output, while Mark Wallace will lead the business as its first Chief Executive.