Low paid and part-time jobs. Poor digital and physical connectivity. A lack of qualifications. We need to level up too.
Posts Tagged: Cornwall
Bim Afolami: Working from home means a radical culture shift – and it’s here to stay. Here are some of the consequences.
We know how difficult it was to lose millions of manufacturing jobs – let us beware of inadvertently accelerating the same process for services jobs.
‘The decision to withdraw is like a rug pulled from under the feet of our partners’. Tugendhat’s Twitter thread on Afghanistan.
“We have the financial, commercial, intellectual, military, developmental and cultural ability to defend our interests”, he says.
Bella Wallersteiner: As a parliamentary staffer, I’m appalled by the double standards on who has to wear a mask
Furthermore, I will not attend the Conservative Party Conference if vaccine passports are required.
Iain Dale: Starmer is right to appoint one of Blair’s former advisers. But if other MPs can’t see that, Labour are doomed.
Plus: I’ll admit that I didn’t see the Lib Dem victory coming. And: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye.
Plus: Biden was the adult in the room at the G7. And: Why I support mandatory vaccinations for care home workers.
Chris Skidmore: To keep up with our G7 colleagues, we must increase our spending on innovation and research
Currently the UK spends around 1.7 per cent of its GDP on R&D. Yet the US and China are heading towards three per cent GDP, and others even more.
The UK has an historic opportunity to demonstrate real global leadership at Carbis Bay and in Glasgow. We must rise to the occasion.
The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
Greg Clark: Why we formed our industrial strategy. What it achieved. And how my successor can build on it.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
Andrew Mitchell and Douglas Alexander: It’s time to ‘crack the crises’ on Covid, injustice and climate change at this year’s G7
The stakes could not be higher for leaders at this year’s summit.
Neil O’Brien: Introducing the new Levelling Up Taskforce – and its first report on how we can measure progress
So how do we get more good, high-paying jobs into poorer areas? One specific opportunity relevant in a lot of Red Wall seats is advanced manufacturing.
Instead of the current patchwork system, a new more effective form of local governance is necessary to unlock regional growth.
I support our robust policing in Devon and Cornwall. We have one of the lowest rates of infection and want to keep it that way.
I have always gone out of my way to support, promote, and grow our tourism sector. But these are not normal times.