The parents we have most consistently let down are those we have not empowered to demand more for their children. That must change.
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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.
Neil O’Brien: How we can win support from younger voters – and turn our present strength into an enduring majority
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
Independent research found that pupils in schools offering a free, nutritious breakfast boosted their results by an average of two months’ progress over a year.
Patrick Spencer: Some advice for the new Conservative leader. Stick to these three ideas to boost productivity.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.
Sajid Javid: I’m in this race because I want to level the playing field, to lower the ladder to everyone.
I am used to people trying to tell me what I can’t do, and I’m used to proving people wrong. I know that our party can fix the problems the nation faces.
Government should be passionate about self-reliance, but we must also recognise the transformative power of an enabling state.
There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.