The Right are great at intellectualising ideas, whereas the Left are better at campaigning. We need to turn our work into campaigns.
We know that a price freeze will push up prices and curtail investment. So here are three ways that the Conservatives can tackle the problem of rapidly rising bills.
One of the best ways to improve the cost of living is by improving skills. It means that those looking for work will get better jobs, and better pay.
It can be achieved by doing what Conservatives do best – ensuring a fair minimum wage, lower tax for lower earners, and simplifying the tax system.
Transparency in fuel pricing, cutting fuel duty and ensuring fair competition would do much to alleviate the cost of motoring.
Gavin Barwell is Member of Parliament for Croydon Central. Follow Gavin on Twitter. Most of the debate about what the Conservative Party needs to do to win overall majorities at future General Elections focuses on policy and message – and rightly so. Even without an organisation on the ground, parties with an attractive message can achieve […]
David Skelton is a former Deputy Director of Policy Exchange. He is now establishing a campaign group aimed at broadening Conservative appeal, which will launch next week. Follow David on Twitter. The Conservative Party can still win a majority at the next election. It’s true that the party hasn’t won an overall majority for 21 years […]
David Skelton is a former Deputy Director of Policy Exchange. He is now establishing a campaign group aimed at broadening Conservative appeal, which will launch in July. Follow David on Twitter. Take a look at the electoral map for the big Tory landslides since 1945 – whether it be Eden’s in 1955, Macmillan’s in 1959 or […]
Elizabeth Oldfield is Director of Theos Think Tank. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter. The religious landscape of the UK has changed and is changing, but not exactly in the ways we expected it to. 15 years ago, the “secularisation thesis” which argued that industrialised societies would also inevitably be increasingly secularised was still, in the public […]
Max Chambers is Head of Crime and Justice at Policy Exchange. “Britain’s on the right track, don’t turn back”. When George Osborne invoked Margaret Thatcher’s 1983 campaign slogan last year, it was the clearest message about what is set to be the Conservatives’ overarching campaign message at the next general election. But even if green shoots […]
Sunder Katwala is the Director of British Future. Follow Sunder on Twitter. The challenge of change Talk to backbench MPs across the party divide and a common theme emerges: a pessimism shared across the red and blue tribes that their party will secure a majority government at the next General Election. The energy is with […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Stephan Shakespeare, CEO of YouGov and ConservativeHome columnist, was one of three speakers at last Wednesday evening's How Can The Conservatives Win The Next Election? panel event. I have already briefly reviewed the contributions from Chris Grayling and Matthew Elliott. Stephan began by arguing that, while there was much uncertainty, […]