The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
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.
As the Conservatives anxiously mull their prospects with younger voters, shouldn’t they think a bit more about the two-thirds who don’t go to University?
Successive governments have ducked the question of which degrees are actually public goods worth spending taxpayers’ money on.
But that doesn’t mean we should stop calling out Jeremy Corbyn for his terrible polices and illusory promises.
There is not enough cross-pollination between the education sector and employers. And careers advice must be dramatically improved
Brexit, housing, public sector pay, education, and industrial strategy should be the the stars by which ministers set a course for victory in 2022.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
A six-year move from referendum vote to full sovereignty, rather than a sudden ripping away of all ties, is surely what a successful departure looks like.
It is perfectly possible to govern well and enact great change with very little legislation. In fact, it can even be a blessing.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
CCHQ and the Policy Board need to take a long hard look at our recent campaign, and work out what we can rapidly learn from it in terms of techniques and messages.
Unless the Conservatives can deliver a fairer deal between the generations, a majority may be forever out of reach.
We mustn’t try to second-guess the future with a woolly curriculum.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.