Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
Nigel Fletcher served as Special Adviser on Education and Skills in the Conservative Research Department between 2004 and 2008. So now we know. It’s going to be a graduate tax. Or maybe it isn’t. Depending on which newspapers you happened to read over the last couple of weeks, the future of higher education funding will […]
Nigel Fletcher is Director of the Opposition Studies Forum, a new research group looking at political opposition. The heated exchanges between George Osborne and Lord Mandelson over access to Government spending figures has thrown light on the usually private system of pre-election contacts between the Opposition and the Civil Service. Since January, David Cameron and […]
Nigel Fletcher is Director of the recently formed Opposition Studies Forum. He is a councillor in the London Borough of Greenwich, and a former Special Adviser in the Conservative Research Department. Here he considers how previous Leaders of the Opposition have fared in their dealings with US Presidents. Amid the Obama-mania of yesterday, the US […]
Nigel Fletcher, is the Conservative Councillor for Eltham North Ward in the London Borough of Greenwich and Opposition spokesman for Culture and Olympics. Opposition, as Sir Humphrey said in Yes Minister in the 1980s, is ‘impotence and insignificance and people at parties asking you if you know Robin Day.’ If you substitute Andrew Marr for […]
Nigel Fletcher is an adviser in the Conservative Research Department and a Councillor in the London Borough of Greenwich. This article is adapted from his ongoing research for a doctoral thesis on the role of the Opposition in Britain. The Leader of the Opposition and the Conservative Shadow Cabinet sat around the table in their […]