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Posts Tagged: Singapore
Matt Kilcoyne: The Conservative manifesto. Wooing Labour heartlands with socialist policy is a doomed strategy.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
We need to give innovators space to succeed (and fail), citizens more power online and off, and keep our country competitive.
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Sheela Mackintosh-Stewart: How Conservative Friends of the Chinese are winning support
Our pro-active outreach efforts have built up a substantial contact book, put activists on the ground, and delivered a Tory poll lead amongst these voters.
Profile: Singapore, the city state mistakenly held out by Eurosceptics as an example for Britain to follow
Conservatives ought to know without being told that one cannot just take a glance round the world, see which culture one likes the look of, and graft it onto one’s own.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
James Croft: It’s time to invest in the education of high-performing children – and those who have the potential to join them
We recommend the endowment of a independent research outfit similar to that what works to find how to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
He’s been known to ponder the way in which Singapore and Israel developed relatively quickly and with few assets – and draw lessons from their experience.
Our treaty would be the most comprehensive ever. And it rests on mutual recognition, not top-down standardisation.
Lockwood Smith: Britain has a golden chance to join the biggest free trade agreement in history. But Chequers is likely to wreck it.
The “Common Rulebook” approach is an ostacle to signing up to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Forget delusions of grandeur, memories of empire, or fantasies of running an EU superstate – let’s focus on setting a good example.
As the miracles of Hong Kong and Singapore demonstrate, cheaper imports, rather than easier exports, are the big win. The trick is persuading voters to agree.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
This May speech was aimed at the EU27 – not her own party. And its message was: I want to have my cherries and eat them.
Hardish in principle, softer in detail, she is crafting a position intended to get those elusive trade talks going as soon as possible.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.