The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.
Posts Tagged: David Willetts
The former minister upholds tuition fees, points out that these are good for the poor, and attacks academic resistance to competition.
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.
It is doubtless bad manners to ask, on day two of his new job, what he will do next. But posing the question and trying to answer it is irresistible.
The first piece in our mini-series on reducing the deficit explores ideas from addressing ‘grey welfare’ to closing Whitehall departments.
Macmillan’s efforts succeeded because Churchill backed him fully. The Communities Secretary is not in the same happy position with May.
Hammond, Green, the Work and Pensions Select Committee – even Clegg. All agree that it needs reviewing at least. And not before time.
How the Conservatives are rebuilding their links with the Republicans – and will work with America’s President-elect
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
The fortunes of those older sons provided capital for investment. And it was that capital, applied to invention and ingenuity, which made the industrial revolution possible.
A university degree is perhaps the best conduit for social mobility.
Led by former Treasury officials, this think tank has placed itself at the heart of the argument about how to help the low-paid.
Interview: David Willetts demands “Beaverbrookism” to bring intergenerational fairness in housing and pensions
Willetts has no objection to getting local councils to build more houses, and “hopes and believes” Osborne will find ways to alleviate the cuts in tax credits.
And the Liberal Democrats are grossly over-represented in the Lords. So no Lord Cable of Bushy Park, please, and no Lord Davey of Bentalls.
At our Post-Election Conference, UKIP’s only MP was put on the spot, and others were applauded as they outlined great things which can now be achieved.
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