The youth vote is not one homogenous lump: more than half of school leavers won’t go to university, and won’t benefit from more generous student loan terms.
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Provision for No Deal is in the Conservative manifesto. A vote against it would thus be one of confidence.
It follows that any Tory MP voting with Corbyn would thus be deprived of the whip, and ineligible to stand as a Party candidate in any election that followed.
Party members should elect our next Chairman and other key figures. Through this process, we will be able to identify talented candidates and platforms.
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
We need to look at the write-off threshold more than the repayment threshold or bottom line fees to make a difference that young graduates can relate to.
It would achieve real competition, incentivise efficiency and bring prices down for the majority (companies would be forced to compete for new customers or wither fast).
Twenty four per cent of Bale’s Tory respondents were between 18 and 44, four points lower than the number of his Labour respondents of the same age.
There was a genuine sense of grievance that policy suggestions and campaigning ideas are never listened to.
“I’ve got a job at the moment. I’m not looking past 2021. I’ve come a long way in Scotland…and I’ve got a long way to go.”
People are not yet at the point where they believe the party in government needs kicking out; they are still willing to give us a hearing.
Lewis Baston: Forty years ago, another Tory conference. It saw that famous Hague speech. And the arrival of Reg Prentice…
The former Labour MP’s defection, and the later split within that party, has not yet found in a parallel in our own turbulent times.
May’s damaged authority is having a beneficial side-effect – namely, freeing Tory MPs to think aloud about the Party’s future.
The key question is not whether we can diverge, but whether we can do so without asking the EU first and obtaining their prior agreement.
The Prime Minister must explain today how reforming the system will deliver more gains for workers and familes than tearing it up.
The most startling element is its one big dive outside the workings of the Tory machine: he wants the leader’s powers to draw up the manifesto to be reined in.