The Government must highlight its achievements and spell out how it will build on them, or the public will stop listening.
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Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
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.
The second piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which will be launched in Parliament this week.
More widespread availability of two-year degree courses would be a good start.
Iain Duncan Smith: The Government is reviewing relationship counselling funding. Cuts would be a grave mistake.
When we first increased, and then doubled, this budget, it improved many people’s lives. Reversing that would be a retrograde step.
It will take a strong political will and much reforming zeal to make the ‘Cinderella service’ meet the needs of young and vulnerable people.
It is perfectly possible to govern well and enact great change with very little legislation. In fact, it can even be a blessing.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
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.
Lord Ashcroft: “Vote Labour and get a free kitten” – my General Election focus groups, with three weeks to go
Previous Labour voters wondered whether the party’s pledges were credible or affordable.
Nicky Morgan: This election, doorstep reaction – and why we must focus the Brexit conversation on economic security
Most people I’m meeting seem either pro-Leave or resigned to it happening – and believing that Theresa May is best-placed to see it through.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
May faces such derisory opposition that her game is bound in time to lose its edge.
To make STPs work, Ministers need to have the courage of their convictions. That starts with the NHS and social care budget, of which STPs should take full control.
It would be wrong to assume you can simply sweep reducing poverty into a wider social mobility plan: they are not the same.