My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
Posts Tagged: Unemployment
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – We must ensure that no-one is left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
We took ads on Facebook to trumpet our town’s success stories. It also helped that the local MP is recognised to be fighting for Brexit.
Alex Morton: Riots, looting, pillaging, yellow vests. France shows what Britain could face if Brexit is blocked.
A new book argues that the country is divided between a metropolitan elite, which rules for its own advantage – and the rest.
But he lists the good news and claims that it has “defied expectations and will provide the solid foundation that Britain needs to seize the opportunities of the future.”
There are benefits all round when employers adopt the higher, voluntary rate, and the public sector ought to be setting an example.
Plus: In news elsewhere, a luxury women’s health spa in Belgravia – with annual membership fees of £5,500 – this week blamed Brexit for its closure.
The answer seems likely to be yes. But there are still implications for the politics and economics of Brexit.
Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
Is it reasonable to expect more political benefit from record numbers in employment, record numbers of vacancies, and wages rising faster than inflation?
Former service personnel of working age are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as those in the UK general population.
Holly Whitbread: Away with this doom and gloom. Let’s all cheer up – and look forward to this new Festival of Britain.
In the face of our challenges, we often forget about our many opportunities, our potential and what we already have to celebrate.
But although the era of austerity is coming to a close, we are emphatically not rejecting the need for ongoing discipline with the public finances.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…
Andrew Selous: Our belief in free markets does not mean that we will fail to call out abuse where we see it
A commitment to social justice has always been at the heart of conservatism. Now we need to do more to support families, health and relationships.