“This is the most important job of your political career so far – and there’s a lot riding on what you make of it. On this one you need to make a difference.”
Yes, we need a resource shift to technical education. But the loss of the Tory majority last June will make it very slow going.
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
Our take is that what matters to students at least as much as their finances in the future is their finances now. Miinisters should mull a universal maintenance loan.
A review of student finance, to report before Brexit, would be a better way of proceeding than panic announcements at next month’s Party Conference.
As the Conservatives anxiously mull their prospects with younger voters, shouldn’t they think a bit more about the two-thirds who don’t go to University?
One mustn’t believe everything one reads in the papers…but an official accuses Tory council leaders of lying and selfishness.
We need policies to meet the challenge of an ageing population, mass immigration, pressured families, job insecurity – and grotesquely expensive housing.
The Opposition’s promise to extend the policy is opportunistic, expensive, and unjust. The Conservatives must do what is necessary and right.
Kenneth Baker is backing vocational education practically and enthusiastically. But too many other members of the Conservative family just aren’t interested in it.
The new Communities Secretary sees the construction of more homes as his priority. It is a daunting political mission.
In a nutshell, the cut was a doubling down on easing Brexit – which matters.
The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
A social justice budget from the Chancellor in March would target incentives to save on those who need them more.