Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
Posts Tagged: Family and relationships
Neil O’Brien: The balance of power between economic and social conservatives may be shifting to the latter
We lost Putney, but gained loads of poorer seats in the north and midlands. That’s highlighted the tensions.
Britain imposes uniquely heavy burdens on low-income workers with dependants, which create a huge drag on social mobility. Profound reform is needed.
Fewer marriages means more cohabitation, an inherently less stable relationship form. The Government risks ignoring the values of its voters.
At the least, we can expect reduced growth worldwide – and a more expansionary Budget next month.
The Chancellor could please every beer & cider drinker; charity donor; motorhome manufacturer, retailer and owner; caravan site owner, and public toilet user in Britain.
Tom Colsey and Jake Scott: Introducing the Orthodox Conservatives – at a time when our ideas are recovering and reviving
Our aim is to show that conservatism is alive and well outside of the walls of Parliament, even if it is on life-support within the Conservative Party.
The costs – personal, social and economic – of family breakdown are vast and under-appreciated. This is a social justice issue.
The parents we have most consistently let down are those we have not empowered to demand more for their children. That must change.
A new era beckons, the strings on the public purse are loosening, and it’s time to show what a compassionate, one-nation Conservative government can achieve.
There are a mass of these voters in the Red Wall seats that collapsed last week, but no party has yet made a convincing policy offer to them.
All these ‘family friendly policies’ are offered to mothers only if they agree to hand over care of their children to external settings and get out of the home.
Childcare policy should support all parents with children – not just those who work in the labour market
By putting money into the hands of parents, in effect, such help would help to drive the demand for childcare of all kinds, formal and informal.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Plus: The disaster zone is in the way that children with special educational needs are educated.