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Posts Tagged: David Willetts
The proposals published today to make England the first country to end new cases of HIV fit within a Tory tradition of pragmatic health policy.
Three actions that Ministers must take if we’re to live without fear. Or else they and we will be lost.
If the public conversation about lives and livelihoods doesn’t change, we risk being trapped in semi-lockdown semi-permanently.
Many still assume that going to college and leaving home are bound up together. But it ain’t necessarily so.
Neil O’Brien: Higher and technical eduation. The universities should reform themselves. Or have reform forced on them.
For a country deep in debt, lofty thoughts are not enough to justify such huge numbers of students doing things that don’t help them economically,
As with Brexit, much of the Tory family finds itself pitted against the permanent State on how Britain aligns itself in the world.
Why is the Party so mistrustful of Tory intellectuals? We mourn the passing of our former contributor.
Do voters distrust Johnson on the healthcare? Sure. But Labour is no longer seen as “the party of the NHS”, either.
The latter’s NHS myth is fading as time passes, and younger people bring their consumer viewpoint to their use of public services.
Nick Hillman: Don’t be swayed by the outrage. Treating EU students like other non-British students makes sense.
There are real problems with the Government’s general approach to international students. But morally and economically, this decision is the right one.
It would be a mistake for the Conservatives to even try to recruit him. Instead, they should follow his lead of thinking – and saying – the unsayable.
Our survey. Are Tory members shifting towards backing tax rises? They divide over one to help fund the NHS.
41 per cent say spending should rise further and be funded by a specific hike, while 44 per cent oppose the idea.
In his second piece on Higher Education, the former Universities Minister looks at how they might be tweaked – and why the alternatives are reactionary, expensive or both.
Universities. The Conservatives will be “stepping up our speaker programme”. Here are some suggestions.
Boles isn’t as well known as the star of our Moggcast, but he is well-briefed, independent-minded and can make waves.
The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.
The former minister upholds tuition fees, points out that these are good for the poor, and attacks academic resistance to competition.