She will, today, talk of “identify[ing] ways to help young people make more effective choices when they leave school”. This could be promising.
Our Party is bringing new rigour to Higher Education, but we have much more to do to win the support of young people on education policy.
Yes, we need a resource shift to technical education. But the loss of the Tory majority last June will make it very slow going.
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.
Cabinet Ministers were told yesterday that the shuffle will be “significant”, but that word covers a multitude of possibilities.
The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
Ethically and politically, defending freedom on campus is the right thing to do.
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.
As the Conservatives anxiously mull their prospects with younger voters, shouldn’t they think a bit more about the two-thirds who don’t go to University?
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
The prospect of crowning the the Brexit Secretary as leader is not without its attractions at first glance, but turns out on closer inspection to be deeply problematic.
The news is not all bad for supporters of Leave. But a weakened Government needs third party support to deliver not so much a Soft or Hard Brexit as a clean one.