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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism and conservative modernisers, calls on the Government to abandon the net migration target, whilst controlling and reducing migration. Commenting on today's ONS migration figures, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: "The Government's net migration target is a poor and failed policy. It is neither achievable nor desirable. Instead of just…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 16:37

Bright Blue’s response to Autumn Statement

For further comment or to arrange and interview please get in touch with Laura Round: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07543759844. Commenting on the Autumn Statement, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: “There were some welcome policies - banning estate agency fees on renters and raising the National Minimum Wage. However, taken together, the package doesn’t go far enough in matching the…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 00:00

Close coal early, argue Tory modernisers

Earlier today, Government has announced details of its coal phase-out policy. Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, argues that the government should phase coal out by 2023 - two years earlier than announced. This is backed up by Bright Blue research, using analysis by independent energy analysts Aurora Energy Research. This approach would yield greater carbon savings,…
New figures from the Trussell Trust show that half a million emergency food parcels were distributed by their foodbanks in six months. Bright Blue is calling on the government to develop an alternative approach to welfare reform that is not dominated by cost-cutting. Commenting on Trussell Trust's foodbanks figures, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: "The Trussell Trust's foodbanks…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 00:00

Bright Blue comments on Client Earth court case

The government's plan for tackling UK's air pollution has been judged illegal in high court today. Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, found that four in ten local authorities are in breach of legal air quality limits and is campaigning for city councils to be enabled to establish low emission zones. Commenting, Sam Hall, Environment Researcher at…
Government statistics show that as many as 40% of local authorities in the UK breached legal air quality limits last year. Figures obtained by Neil Parish MP in a Written Parliamentary Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reveal that as many as 169 local authorities (out of a UK total of 418) were found to be…
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