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Posts Tagged: Onward
Neil O’Brien: Higher and technical eduation. The universities should reform themselves. Or have reform forced on them.
For a country deep in debt, lofty thoughts are not enough to justify such huge numbers of students doing things that don’t help them economically,
Ben Goldsmith: Younger, leave-backing voters want a greener, environmentally-aware Conservative Party
We have a tremendous opportunity to lead the response, and we must not cede any ground to a newly energised anti-environment lobby.
There are still five million adults – around one in ten – who are not online. Twice as many lack the skills and confidence to navigate the online world effectively.
The irony of the last six weeks of social distancing and self-isolation is that the pandemic has brought us closer together in spirit.
Will Tanner: Service and self-sacrifice. Our new polling suggests that people are more concerned about others than themselves.
A deep reservoir of community and contribution, obscured in normal times, has been uncovered by our present situation.
Furthermore, further education (FE) is another pressing concern for new Tory voters.
Ted Christie-Miller and Richard Howard: How to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 without damaging the economy
Party leaders face uncomfortable truths as they prepare for the Leaders’ Climate Debate later today.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
Sunder Katwala: What Onward’s new report really tells us about the prospects of a post-liberal conservatism
It offers interesting insights into the shape of public opinion in 2019. But talk of a ‘sea change’ away from freedom is hard to stand up.
The Government should abolish stamp duty entirely for all purchases of a main home under £500,000.
Mark Harper: Most people think it is right to reduce migration. We need a Sustainable Immigration Plan.
This new plan from Onward would force the Government to set out its own plans and forecasts – and make the trade-offs that are inherent in migration policy.
Mark Harper: If the Conservative Party is not the party of sound money, then what on earth are we for?
Between them, the two remaining candidates have already clocked up tax and spending promises of around £51 billion per year.
If he is looking for a legacy beyond Brexit, then ‘rural proofing’ all government policy would be a good place to start.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – Adapting our Party for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is our greatest challenge
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.