What is the objective of higher education if it does not play a major role in addressing our country’s skills deficit?
Wanted: a grand bargain with voters, whereby some rises at the top end are traded off for others nearer the bottom.
That doesn’t just mean talking about it – it means putting it into practice both in Government and in how we run our own Party operations.
High educational standards are essential, but the most disadvantaged children also need help with workplace skills and social capital.
To date she has steered clear of the phrase, but it should be core to the work of any government which wants all Britons to fulfil their potential.
Economically, it could be transformational, as it has been in Norway, which established its fund back in the early 1990s. It is now worth over a trillion dollars.
Hopefully, these efforts will pay off next week when national leaders decide whether to open talks on trade and a transition period. It is time to get down to business.
The Chancellor should commit to a Family Services Transformation Fund of £100 million over four years to help relationship support and post-separation support.
There is nothing like FOTBs anywhere else in Europe. This toxic mix of high stakes and rapid spins is leaving an alarming amount of people with addiction and debt.
“Let us win this argument for a new generation and defend free and open markets with all our might.”
Nearly everything believed to exercise Labour more than the Tories was also named more often as a priority for “me and my family” than for Britain as a whole.
It needs investment, but is a vast improvement on the system it replaces. The MPs who want a delay are misguided.
The Government must do much more to promote universities, apprenticeships and FE colleagues equally to ensure that young people get the skills they need.
This week saw the 20th anniversary of the devolution referendum. Let’s stop arguing about getting more power – and make proper use what we’ve already got.
The final piece in our five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which was launched in Parliament this week.