They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
Posts Tagged: Skills
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
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.
Chloe Smith: My experience as a disabled person of Access to Work. What it does right. And how it could do better.
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.
Prospects for the economy 2) Andy Silvester: The fundamentals are strong. But confidence is in shorter supply.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
Scott Kelly: For jobs and prosperity, young people need better technical eduction, not more higher education
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”.
Nick Faith: To deliver world-class vocational education, May must take on the higher education establishment
The second part of a ConHome mini-series on the future of technical education after this general election.
Retail – and why the Conservatives should turn their focus to how Corbyn would plunder your purse, wallet and savings
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.
Ryan Shorthouse: The Tory manifesto should offer loans for childcare and retraining, and better pay for teachers
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.