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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.
Andrea Jenkyns: Help to Buy largely helped the better-off – instead let’s support those who really need it
Government schemes to promote home buying are not reaching a large part of the population who aspire to own their own homes.
The old, with their savings, could help the young. The economically active young could help the old, by giving them an income.
They need time and resources spent on preparing them for employment and for life – and for their Government to adapt as quickly as they are doing.
Dan Wilson Craw: More social housing, fewer no-fault evictions. The Conservatives need a plan for Britain’s growing renters.
We estimate that the number of retirees in England’s rental sector will swell to nearly one million by 2035. This marks a three-fold increase from its current level of 370,000.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
We have our reservations about the Foreign Secretary, but concede that he alone, of those Ministers who spoke this week, made the Tory message sing.
For most voters, the 1970s are as foreign and distant as Venezuela.
The gathering Tory tribe feel the urgent need to defeat Corbynism, but are not enamoured with the policy offer so far.
Stephen Canning: If the Conservatives won’t trust their young activists more, why should young people support them?
Yes, they will make mistakes and they will disagree with the Party – but they will also fight for it when we need them.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.
It both firmly believes in home-owning democracy and aims to be a friend to renters too.
It can be done, but it requires a great deal of political ambition.
The vast majority of people are neither Not-In-My-Backyarders nor Yes-In-My-Backyarders but Maybe-In-My-Backyarders.