The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
So how do we get more good, high-paying jobs into poorer areas? One specific opportunity relevant in a lot of Red Wall seats is advanced manufacturing.
The Government is proposing to plough £800 million into copying an idea the US abandoned decades ago. It won’t work.
The Government has huge ambitions for UK science and innovation. Rethinking how to motivate inventors will take the country far.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
This is the second in a three-part series on how to boost our economy after Coronavirus.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.
Ministers have been asked to push the Government’s priorities – tackling crime, funding the NHS, “levelling up”. How can these be effected without faster growth?
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
Its success in innovative industries is based on an R&D-intensive, novel-product-based, export-oriented business model. One that the UK should adopt.
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
That’s a legitimate political agenda, and people are quite welcome to vote for it. But they deserve to know what’s coming.