The Tories of the 2030s will need to make a complete clean break with the 1980s. We can think new ideas – and return to older ones to conserve and protect the institutions that make up the social fabric of this country.
Tackling the cost-of-living crisis and delivering on Levelling Up will need the support of charities and community groups.
Many areas in most need of transformation lack civil society organisations and miss out on the giving which supports them.
The fourth part of a ConHome series this week on Levelling Up as the Government’s White Paper nears publication.
We know how difficult it was to lose millions of manufacturing jobs – let us beware of inadvertently accelerating the same process for services jobs.
Civic Service can lock in community spirit for the next generation while giving them the vital skills they need for life.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.
Harness the wisdom that is out there, and let your colleagues in and beyond Parliament help you, rather being tempted to think we are here to hinder you.
The towns of the North East, left behind for generations by Labour, will need to see their Conservative MPs forging a durable path to a future.
They have been handed a raw deal during the course of the pandemic. Investing in them is an investment in our future.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
The Conservative Party must not get locked into thinking that improving the efficiency of the public sector will make the sums add up either. We need to move away from ‘The Crisis Management State’ to ‘The Preventative State’.