The new 1922 executive should agree to change the rules of the contest so that no candidate can stand without ten per cent of the selectorate nominating them.
Modularised courses could help to prepare learners for work in growth sectors whilst reversing decline in strategic industries.
It should instead invest in renewables and other sources of clean energy – such as nuclear.
Levelling-up education must ensure that moving on up does not have to mean moving out
We can still be another Israel or South Korea, if we decide a strategy and stick to it.
It is surprising that the nuclear industry remains without a seat around the table at COP26. They deserve to be an integral part of the negotiation.
Without China and India onboard, the ability to tackle climate change will become a losing battle.
Currently the UK spends around 1.7 per cent of its GDP on R&D. Yet the US and China are heading towards three per cent GDP, and others even more.
Never mind that such a person would never pay off what they owe: the eye-watering fact is that interest itself becomes 68 per cent of the total debt.
Our new agency, with radical freedom to fund blue-sky innovation, is overdue. But its funding is still less than one per cent of UK R&D funding.
By seizing our moment, there is no better way of the UK demonstrating its belief in those famous words, per ardua ad astra.
The Prime Minister is right to put research and development at the heart of his plan to build back.
Too much learning has been lost, and too many children will find their educational outcomes affected, to simply return to business as usual.
In spite of Cummings’ departure, DARPA should remain a manifesto priority: we need its approach to risk – and indeed failure.
The world of work has moved on, so that training, and indeed retraining, needs to happen not just for 18 year olds, but everyone throughout their lives.