December 15, 2017

Guy Opperman: Automatic enrolment is five years old. And it’s changing saving for the better.

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During my first few months as a minister in this department, I’ve been struck by how much we’ve achieved in recent years to help people think smarter about planning for…

December 11, 2017

James Dobson: Tories want to stamp out discrimination, but where are the policies?

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The discrimination that still exists in our society, often unconsciously, is an unjust and immoral barrier to human freedom and flourishing. This is why mitigating the discrimination still faced by…

December 11, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: Conservatives should champion human rights, at home and abroad

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Especially since the implementation of the Human Rights Act (HRA) by the Labour Government in 1998, which incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK law, Conservative voters…

November 23, 2017

James Dobson: Theresa May Must Demonstrate Her Liberal Credentials With Increased Rights For Transgender People

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One of the key factors in the Conservative Party’s failure to secure a majority in the House of Commons in June’s general election was young people’s decision to overwhelmingly support…

November 22, 2017

Sam Hall: Hammond must think big on housing

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The Chancellor needs some bold announcements on housing in the Budget. This is a political and economic imperative. Together with policy issues like climate change and health, policies on housing…

November 21, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: The Chancellor must give young people a reason to vote Conservative

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The price of housing – both for ownership and rent – is uniquely and problematically expensive in many areas of the UK, especially in the South of England. Since the…

November 21, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: This is Philip Hammond’s chance to show he is a champion of a fair society

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The Chancellor does not need to abandon the plan for deficit reduction. It is still crucial to achieve a structural budget surplus.

November 20, 2017

Ben Caldecott: Combine ecology with market forces for a greener and pleasanter post-Brexit Britain

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The UK’s natural environment is a breathtaking and extraordinary asset. It provides substantial economic, social, and health benefits including a sustainable and resilient farming industry, beautiful landscapes for people to…

November 19, 2017

Eamonn Ives: How to reform rural payments and make a ‘green Brexit’ a reality

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Brexit presents the UK with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform the current system of rural payments and, in turn, to deliver better outcomes for the natural environment and for wider…

November 10, 2017

Sam Hall: Conservatives need new climate policies to attract young voters

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Climate change is the top issue for 18 to 28 year olds. Recent polling, commissioned by Bright Blue, of younger voters reinforces the popularity of climate policies with this demographic.

November 9, 2017

Laura Round: Should Philip Hammond put the Universal Credit roll-out on hold in the Budget?

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At this turbulent time, it is crucial that the government gets one of its flagship reforms right. Done properly, Universal Credit has the potential to be successful.

November 1, 2017

Sam Hall: Environmental policy can help Conservatives win over younger voters

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The renewed conservative interest in environmental issues is politically timely. At the last general election, Labour consistently outperformed the Conservatives among voters aged under 47. Conservatives urgently need new policies…

October 29, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: Universal credit can work, but it needs tweaks

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The Tories’ introduction of the new benefits system has been shambolic. But it can be rectified.

October 26, 2017

James Dobson: Huffington Post: Tackling Racial Disparities Through Name-Blind Recruitment

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Research commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions has found that applicants with typically white British names were more likely to be shortlisted for jobs than those with names associated with…

October 13, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: The Times: Vice-chancellor pay and a link to performance

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Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes to the Times about vice-chanellor pay

October 10, 2017

Alexandra Jezeph: Part of Labour’s appeal is simply the offer of change

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Bright Blue Board of Directors Member Alexandra Jezeph writes for JLL on housing policy

October 4, 2017

Laura Round: The Times: Climate change is the issue young voters most want to hear about

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Bright Blue Communications Manager Laura Round writes for the Times about climate change and young voters

October 3, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: Research Professional: Reforms not revolution

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Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes about student tuition fees in Research Professional

October 2, 2017

Laura Round: Channel 4: Tory activists mull over lost majority

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Bright Blue Communications Manager Laura Round speaks on Channel 4 News from the Conservative Party Conference

October 1, 2017

Kate Maltby: The Guardian: The Tories need to find ways to engage younger voters, or risk extinction

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Bright Blue Associate Fellow Kate Malby writes for the Guardian on younger voters and the Conservative Party

September 21, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: ConservativeHome: Universities have enjoyed a leap in funding – vice-chancellors must act responsibly in return

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Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes about vice-chancellor pay for Conservative Home

September 17, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: BBC Radio 4: Westminster Hour

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Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse speaks on BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour

September 16, 2017

Sam Hall: The Daily Telegraph: True cost of fossil fuels

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Bright Blue Senior Research Fellow Sam Hall writes to the Daily Telegraph on fossil fuels

September 14, 2017

Ryan Shorthouse: London Evening Standard: Raise the threshold for loan repayment

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Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes for the London Evening standard on student loan repayment

September 13, 2017

Eamonn Ives: An offshore wind of change is blowing

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Researcher Eamonn Ives write for ConservativeHome on the recent energy auction

September 12, 2017

If student loan reform led to a tax cut, the Tories could be onto something

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Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes for the Times Red Box on student loan reform

September 6, 2017

Vice-Chancellor Pay

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Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse has written to the Times on excessive pay for Vice-Chancellors

August 25, 2017

Why the Tories should become the party of human rights

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Researcher James Dobson writes for CapX on the relationship between conservatism and human rights

August 23, 2017

Conservatives should respect the rule of law by protecting European human rights laws post-Brexit

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Sir Michael Tugendhat introduces Bright Blue’s new report “Fighting for freedom?” in the Telegraph

August 18, 2017

We won’t make a success of Brexit if we don’t boost productivity

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Antionette Sandbach’s piece for Bright Blue appears on Conservative Home on how improving productivity will determine our economic success.

August 17, 2017

Tories must embrace capitalism to prepare Britain for Brexit and reconnect with the young

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Lord Maude’s piece for Bright Blue’s magazine appears on the Telegraph on how a capitalist system can reconnect young people to conservatism.

August 17, 2017

For its future prosperity, Britain must get creative

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Ed Vaizey’s piece for Bright blue’s magazine appears on CAPX on the importance of creative industries for the future economy.

August 17, 2017

Be prepared for the world of work to change

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Chris Green’s article in Bright Blue’s latest magazine appears on Reaction on the changing world of work, post university.

August 2, 2017

Why home energy improvements are a natural fit for conservative values

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Bright Blue Senior Researcher Sam Hall writes a blog for Green Alliance on home energy improvements

July 20, 2017

25 years on: reflections on social justice

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Bright Blue director Ryan Shorthouse writes for Poverty, the journal of the Child Poverty Action Group, reflecting on 25 years since John Smith’s Commission on Social Justice.

July 17, 2017

Brexit is Britain’s chance to become a human rights superpower 

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Bright Blue director Ryan Shorthouse writes for the Telegraph on how Britain can use Brexit to become a leader of human rights.

July 17, 2017

James Dobson: How Conservatives can lead the fight against discrimination

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Bright Blue senior researcher James Dobson writes for Conservative Home on what Conservatives can do to defeat discrimination.

July 17, 2017

How hard is it to use public transport if you are disabled?

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Bright Blue Director appears on BBC Radio Kent to discuss the disability policies from the ‘Britain breaking barriers’ report

July 17, 2017

My Tory party has gambled away its reputation. It needs more than a new leader

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Bright Blue Associate Fellow Kate Maltby writes for the Guardian on the future of the Conservative Party

July 11, 2017

DEBATE: ­­Is the call for a collaborative, cross-party consensus what Britain needs at the moment?

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Bright Blue Associate Fellow Rupert Myers argues the case for a collaborative approach to Brexit in City AM

July 7, 2017

France’s grandstanding on petrol cars belies the revolution that is already underway

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Bright Blue Senior Researcher Sam Hall writes for The Telegraph on the French ban on petrol and diesel cars

July 5, 2017

Public sector pay – Politics Weekly podcast

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Bright Blue’s Senior Researcher Sam Hall joins the Guardian Politics Weekly podcast to discuss the public sector pay cap

July 5, 2017

The Tories must modernise or face defeat

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Bright Blue Senior Researcher Sam Hall writes for The Times Red Box on how the Conservative Party must modernise

July 4, 2017

Tuition fees are a success story and the Tories should keep them

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Bright Blue Researcher James Dobson writes for The Times Red Box defending the Conservative tuition fee policy

July 3, 2017

What do the Tories do now? One question, three solutions

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Bright Blue chair Mathew D’ancona writes for the Guardian on the Conservative’s need for change.