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“We’ve been saying that government needs to have a proper strategy around this for many, many months.”
The Conservative Policy Forum should set up permanent subject groups in areas of policy which matter to our members.
The decision illustrates how previous parliaments have freighted the process of policy-making with an increasingly onerous lattice of ill-defined obligations.
Our Party’s internal think-tank offers has a crucial role to play in broadening our appeal and devising a winning policy programme.
The most serious risk of all is the clear possibility that the new regime will lead to a massive increase of immigration.
Around two-thirds of the top 100 marginal seats are town constituencies. That presents an opportunity.
Rachel Wolf: The Right is good at producing ideas. We need to get better at founding and running institutions.
Otherwise the Left will continue to dominate much of civil society and public life.
Let’s get a good deal, let’s end the toxic tribalism affecting our parties and our politics, and start the healing.
Dom Morris: A National Welfare Council, uniting disparate departments and agencies, could greatly alleviate poverty
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
Rachel Wolf: Would-be Prime Ministers should be wary of the long-term cost of short-term policy pledges
Campaigning through policy might be effective, but each promise made by a leadership candidate with little time for thought or research is a hostage to fortune.
Single Market rules forbade the UK from ending this practice, despite widespread public outcry.
“The Conservative Party should stand up for all those who feel powerless in Britain today”- Gibb’s reformist speech
“If we fail to address the very real areas in which the capitalist system is failing – a long period of left-wing, socialist government is surely on its way.”
It would be easy to complain about unrealistic Labour promises, or hope people will naturally switch allegiance as they age, but neither approach is good enough.
The first writer in our mini-series is concerned that the Conservative education policy is at risk of neglecting the important lessons of the Gove years.