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“The ideal of a truly plural and open public sphere where everyone can take part is in danger.” May’s speech on public life. Full text.
“Each day, when I pass the portraits of my 53 predecessors, 52 of whom were men, I focus not on what I can say but on what I can do to make our country a better place.”
The Conservatives ought to learn from him. Plus: Vote, vote, vote for Widdecombe. Fire and Fury is damp and limp. My teeth, oh, my teeth. And: My quest to enter Phillip Lee’s brain.
The digital revolution throws up a legion of big policy questions – from the ethics of AI to stopping terrorism online. We can make a start by getting the facts right.
WATCH: Ici Londres – The idea that living standards have stagnated in the last 20 years is a myth, argues Daniel Hannan
If you were to spend a week living in 1997 you’d swiftly be cured of this misconception.
Yet embracing change doesn’t mean blinkered acceptance. It is a core Conservative belief that robust rules are needed to ensure one person’s freedom doesn’t trample that of others.
Simply ‘being on social media’ is not enough. It is the quality of content that is the overwhelming variable that determines success.
Nadhim Zahawi: Unfussily, quietly and impressively, Hammond’s Budget has prepared the ground for national recovery
The Chancellor has not suddenly changed who he is; he has carefully analysed the issues we face and plotted out a course of action to build a Britain fit for the future.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
From healthcare and education to food and transport, privately-developed solutions can help ministers make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
The third in a three-part series of contributions from the ‘New Blue Book’.
Just as with electrical and product safety certifications, there needs to be a standard which is enforced for the software elements of all such products before they can be sold.