Our research with low-income voters in some of these areas revealed that many are not expecting miracles. They simply want better local services.
Posts Tagged: Equality
Johnson’s 50:50 target for women in parliament. An important pledge – but Conservatives should avoid quotas.
It would undermine the Conservative ideal of self-determination. Furthermore, it’s “equality of opportunity” that policies need to focus on.
From the fact that 60 per cent of the people dying from Covid-19 are men, to male suicide rates, there are many areas to address.
Young black men in London are half as likely to be employed as young white men. Destroying our past won’t help.
Interview: Goodhart says Johnson understands better than Starmer that a graduate meritocracy alienates manual workers
The author warns we are sending far too many people to university and creating “a whole great bloated cognitive bureaucratic class”.
From tech giants, to Conservatives’ own MPs, arguments over the Gender Recognition Act are far from over.
Doug Stokes: The Conservatives must rally to the flag of the Enlightenment tradition as the culture wars rage
It is quite shocking that the Equality Act has been left totally unreformed, since it has morphed into the central juridical weapon of the left.
Neil O’Brien: Introducing the new Levelling Up Taskforce – and its first report on how we can measure progress
So how do we get more good, high-paying jobs into poorer areas? One specific opportunity relevant in a lot of Red Wall seats is advanced manufacturing.
Rebecca Lowe: CNN’s “individuals with a cervix” Tweet, and why denying the realities of biological sex is so harmful
From healthcare, to sex-specific concerns around bodily privacy and security, words matter.
Gary Powell: Local authorities and the transing of non-transgender young people: a serious child safeguarding issue
Gender transition can be mistakenly seen as a cure for autism-related struggles. The suffering of victims is being ignored.
Crispin Blunt and Sue Pascoe: It’s time to correct the stoking of alarm and spreading of misinformation about trans people
As a Party, we should hold out a helping hand to all those who still face the difficulties of daily life – who still cannot be their authentic selves.
A true “colour blind” non-discrimination law is needed, with the rights of each individual valued and respected.
As regular readers of this column might expect, they’re not cheerful page-turners. But they may well change your life.
Phillipa Stroud: Coronavirus has hit those in poverty hardest. The Government must support employment, fast.
The next step is for a commission to be established that can develop solutions to the current inequalities we have seen.
Neil O’Brien: The New Puritans want to tear down our liberal settlement. Here’s what they think – and why they must be resisted.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?