The Corporation’s proposals represent a surrender to the modern trend of fracturing of political debate into regional silos and online echo-chambers.
Posts Tagged: Culture and technology
Daniel Hannan: Higher taxes, spending bungs, pay caps, gender quotas. Is this really the brave new Brexit Britain we want?
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
Patrick Spencer and Gerard Lyons: Yes, the British jobs story is a good one – but we can’t count on it carrying on forever
A report published by the Centre for Social Justice today outlines four major traps that could jeopardise Britain’s employment miracle.
Money would go from one person through a bureaucracy to another person in the same household – who probably holds a joint bank account with the first person.
As I set out in my report, my challenge to the NHS is to move all GP surgeries and hospitals from being paper-first to digital-first organisations over the next 10 years.
Ruth Davis: Cyber threats are the new norm – and not just from Russia. Business needs to up its game.
Government research shows that the average person is roughly eleven times more likely to be the victim of cyber-crime than an in-person robbery.
Robert Halfon: Ministers should value the Open University no less than Oxbridge. And the latter should open up to apprenticeships.
What is the objective of higher education if it does not play a major role in addressing our country’s skills deficit?
This crucial sector already has an annual demand of 124,000 new skilled workers, and this will only grow as new technologies create new jobs.
We can’t depend on the Government or internet providers to empower young people to use the internet safely.
“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.