What is the objective of higher education if it does not play a major role in addressing our country’s skills deficit?
They want to know that their political leaders aren’t racist or judgemental or stuck in a 1950s parody – but they aren’t interested in hearing about these ideas primarily.
The first in a three-part ConHome mini-series on the Tory revival in the area since the Mayoral election of last May.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
Unless we change how we think, speak and apply lower taxes, the Labour cry of ‘tax cuts for the rich’ will remain a powerful slogan.
If we do, we could reverse at least some of the six per cent hit to GDP it has caused so far. If we don’t, we could continue to lose productivity growth of 0.2 per cent a year.
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.
The alarmism of Osborne and others has proved to be baseless – instead, our existing strengths in financial services position us to grow even stronger.
Overall, our new report suggests that public attitudes towards immigration – and indeed leaving the EU – are not fuelled by racism or intolerance.
Thousands of businesses have suffered material harm as a result of sharp practice against which they have no recourse.
I joined the Conservatives six months after this year’s general election, with a vision to help us progress in the area of social equality.
In the Financial Times, of all places, it emerges that predictions of Brexit disaster in the City were overblown.