There is next to no support among its ranks in the Commons for more immigration, liberalising planning law and improving access to European markets.
The shift to subsidies is more than the timely, targeted and temporary measures that we saw during the pandemic, and signifies a bigger change in global public policy.
This new sector is one of the best opportunities on offer for levelling up our country for all – and delivering a post-Brexit success story.
The Prime Minister must make up his mind whether or not to see through a policy to stop the small boats – now an issue of profound symbolic importance.
The real returns we are seeing on Birmingham 2022 show what can be achieved by devolved decision making and local leadership.
Where there is need, front line staff like doctors and nurses are underpaid, relative to what they should receive, and where there isn’t, a whole host of people are well paid.
We can avoid getting into an argument about whether or not the Government’s plan is an industrial strategy. The Conservative Party has got rather hung up on that term.
As a former Brexit Secretary, I know that we can use our Brexit freedoms to achieve incredible things. Changes to EU regulations in our five growth industries will mean that we can deliver the very best for our great country,
In Jeremy Hunt’s first big pitch to the UK business community, he must listen to the demands set out in our research, and get both his diagnosis and prescription correct.
We need a decentralised strategy focused on connecting points of strength, not concentrated in areas of underperformance.
The Chancellor’s announcement about investment zones shows that, far from being dead, levelling up is alive and kicking in those places with the ambition to deliver.
People need a sense of hope and optimism about their prospects. And one of the best ways for the new Prime Minister to deliver that credibly is indeed to show how they will grow the innovations which will make life better.
The first of a series of five articles on ConservativeHome this week about the main challenges that await the new Prime Minister.
Levelling-up can only work if the Prime Minister takes it so seriously they’re prepared to see most policy areas – or at least a good number of them – through the prism of it.
It would not only bring practical benefits for the present, but could provide a means of easing societal problems in the future.