The third in a three-part series of contributions from the ‘New Blue Book’.
Posts Tagged: Culture and technology
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.
From the gig economy to mind-boosting drugs, the latest iteration of the ‘traditional economy’ is under pressure.
There is not enough cross-pollination between the education sector and employers. And careers advice must be dramatically improved
Put harshly, it can be the ideology of the free-rider, the citizen who neglects the demands of citizenship.
We need policies to meet the challenge of an ageing population, mass immigration, pressured families, job insecurity – and grotesquely expensive housing.
Alex Morton: Pro-immigration. Anti-Small Business. Pro-EU. And anti-Tory. The irresistible rise of the New Professional Class
The core of their beliefs is that elite expertise is preferred and believed superior to messier concepts such as the market or democracy.
His time as an MP is surely coming to an end, but Conservatives will miss the former Chancellor’s enthusiasm for technology and global competitiveness.
Rachel Wolf: We are failing on innovation. But here’s how we can use the power of government to succeed.
Unlike America’s, our institutions are too timid, too diffuse in their aims, and too low-risk – and are consequently staffed by the wrong people.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.
There is still no sign that the Government can find a workable definition.
Plus: Obama: so that went well, then. Scotland: will it go well for Davidson? Wales – it may go well for Neil Hamilton (remember him).
Nicholas Mazzei: Trident is a 20th century weapon in a 21st century world. It’s out of date – so let’s ditch it.
By 2030, technology and cyber space will have changed warfare to such an extent that spending billions of pounds on nuclear weapons will look practically pre-historic.
David Gauke MP: We need reform as well as restraint – and the Chancellor’s statement will help to deliver both
In the last Parliament, we were able to reduce the cost of government substantially, with administrative budgets falling by 40 per cent. But we need to go further.
As our public services and security grow increasingly dependent on new technology, the Government must ensure it has the best advice and solutions to hand.