With the stakes as high as they are, the Tories need to throw the kitchen sink at the Opposition to drag themselves ahead in the polls.
Posts Tagged: State Schools
The third piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which is being launched in Parliament this week.
John Blake: This week, A-levels. Next, GCSEs. Now we need to know what the next Tory education reforms will be.
It should focus on improving vocational training for people who are not going to university – and on getting primary as well as secondary education right.
The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
There is not enough cross-pollination between the education sector and employers. And careers advice must be dramatically improved
If everyone had the opportunity to attend a private school then, by definition, they couldn’t be elite.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
Julian Brazier: Mass immigration helps to drive our housing crisis. No wonder young people are angry – as I know to my cost.
An unholy alliance of vested commercial interests on the one hand, and left-leaning commentators on the other, have poisoned the well of the debate on migration.
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.
The only way to put an end to something like the ‘school cuts’ campaign was to knock it back hard and repeatedly at the start before it gained traction.
We relied on our candidate’s Twitter postings, and believed that nothing was more effective than talking to people on the doorsteps. This may no longer be true.
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.
Ben Jeffreys: Scrap tuition fees. Fairer school funding. Votes at 16. How the Tories can win young people’s support.
Increasingly, the Conservatives are seen as protecting the interests of those who have acquired wealth by their old age.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.