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.
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.
There are better ways to spend money on education than on tax breaks for very expensive profit-making institutions.
The Conservative view of opportunity is nearer the truth than the cynicism of a villain in Game of Thrones.
We must design a conservatism that appeals to both.
We should put the proceeds in a special Redistribution Fund to spend either on public services, or on poorer communities, or cutting taxes for the lower paid.
At a time when we have significant difficulties in explaining what we are about, having a ladder as a symbol (with hands around it), would give us that immediate recognition.