The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Making the scheme more accessible and user-friendly would help, as would supporting unpaid internships, work experience placements and volunteering.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
The opportunity for young people to gain high-level work related skills would also help bridge the social divide between those who have a degree and those who do not.
The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
The second part of a ConHome mini-series on the future of technical education after this general election.
May has a campaign for the country. She must complement it, as best she can, with one for you and your family.
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
We need policies to meet the challenge of an ageing population, mass immigration, pressured families, job insecurity – and grotesquely expensive housing.
This fourth piece of our mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues she must build a fair market for all.
This second piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that May must show those on modest incomes the good that Government can do.
British workers must be equipped for the task – especially since voters have sent a clear message about wanting stricter controls on immigration.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.