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Posts Tagged: Onward
James Blagden: The Red Wall and Blue Fade. Why the main challenge to the Tories remains in the Midlands and North.
There are 36 seats in the North where they under-performed predictions, suggesting that the Red Wall has further to fall.
Regional disparities can do huge damage to growth. Here are five reasons why the Government’s mission makes sense from every angle.
Robert Buckland: This focus on shrinking the state is out of date. Voters have moved on from the 1980s. So should our party.
Voters want toughness on crime and illegal immigration, plus greater investment into public services and local communities.
Unlocking potential and expanding opportunity is a cornerstone to a just society.
Today the Dormant Assets Bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons. It offers imaginative proposals for ministers.
That headteachers and unions are up in arms about it says a lot about the priorities of parts of the sector.
Government requires a new spatial strategy for deciding where and how investment should be made.
Low paid and part-time jobs. Poor digital and physical connectivity. A lack of qualifications. We need to level up too.
The challenges over crime and poor transport links are quite different to those in urban areas. So are the solutions.
Will Holloway: The Government can show it’s serious about levelling up by launching a National Plan for Manufacturing
It could take action to reduce industrial electricity costs, among other important steps.
The first piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.
Matthew Greenwood: Community spirit, particularly among the young, has renewed during the last year. We must harness it.
Civic Service can lock in community spirit for the next generation while giving them the vital skills they need for life.
Fjolla Krasniqi: As we bounce back from Covid-19, ministers must not neglect the loneliness epidemic
Studies have also shown that loneliness can be as fatal as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or obesity. Urgent action is needed.
Neil O’Brien: The NHS and jobs. Family and community. Indispensable means of boosting our mental health.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.