They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
Posts Tagged: ethnic minorities
David Goodhart and Richard Norrie: Indiscriminate on discrimation. Two recent reports that must not lead Ministers astray.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Mark Francois: More women. More ethnic minorities. Medical testing reform. What must be done to raise army numbers.
The Prime Minister asked me to conduct a review of recruiting into the Armed Forces. My report is published this week.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.
The Party apparatus may be in the capital, but it is not connected with the city’s residents. We must reach out and engage.
Matthew Offord: Enough sychophants. Enough time-servers. Enough of this CCHQ farce. Why I am standing for the Party Board.
Many of us were denied access to VoteSource, literature and printing resources – and we all had to wait for ever for CCHQ to ‘approve’ any and every statement printed.
Sunder Katwala: Will the Conservatives have more ethnic minority MPs than Labour after this election?
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
Nicky Morgan: It’s time to focus on white working-class boys – whose needs are neglected in too many schools
Low aspirational parenting and teaching are key problems.
Binita Mehta-Parmar: Citizenship ceremonies at the Cup Final – and a new migration model for Post-Brexit Britain.
Modern Britain’s new report, released today, proposes increasing the number of highly-skilled migrants while significantly reducing low-skilled immigration.
Is it not just white people who hold “good old fashioned middle class values”.
Commemorating the contributions of ethnic minorities to our military can inspire future generations to stand up and serve.
Sunder Katwala: Many ethnic minority voters are natural Leave supporters – but there’s that thorny issue of trust
Many feel British and have a Commonwealth attachment – but worry that the Brexit campaign is run by UKIP.
When the referendum is over, it will be politics as normal – and we still have battles to fight.
Conservative associations select candidates on merit. Labour primarily picks BME candidates only for heavily BME constituencies.