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.
Party leaders face uncomfortable truths as they prepare for the Leaders’ Climate Debate later today.
Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
The debate has come to symbolise much of what differentiates us from the Left: robust policy based on evidence that supports free markets, versus dogma based on statism.
Gone is the Conservative certainty of reducing taxes to promote businesses’ own investment and growth.
The Chancellor has not suddenly changed who he is; he has carefully analysed the issues we face and plotted out a course of action to build a Britain fit for the future.
The second piece in the author’s series on the coming economic revolution proposes a series of policies to turbo-charge the post-Brexit economy.