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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has today launched a campaign calling for all city councils in England to have the power to establish low emission zones to reduce air pollution. London will soon introduce an ultra-low emission zone and the Government plans to introduce low emission zones (‘clean air zones’) in five UK cities (Birmingham, Leeds,…
Bright Blue reacts to today’s speech by the Secretary of State for Energy and the Environment and urges leadership contenders to prioritise protecting the environment. Bright Blue will remain neutral in the leadership contest. As an independent think tank and pressure group, it backs particular ideas rather than particular people. Ben Caldecott, Associate Fellow of Bright Blue, said: “Protecting the…
Bright Blue has today published the latest edition of its magazine, Centre Write, on ‘The great migration’. Director of Bright Blue Ryan Shorthouse said: “My personal view is that we should remain in the EU: the risk and disruption to our economy – to real people’s lives – is really not worth it. But a considerable proportion of the population…
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 09:08

Close coal early, argue Tory modernisers

Bright Blue has today published new research showing that the Government can phase out all of the UK’s remaining coal-fired power stations much earlier than currently planned without harming security of supply. Concerns have been raised that the Government’s planned phase-out of coal by 2025 will negatively affect the security of the UK’s energy supply. Given these concerns, Bright Blue…
TUESDAY 22ND MARCH 2016 Speech to Bright Blue: Conservatism and human rights Thank you for inviting me to come along here this morning to participate in your conference and in particular in the launch of the essay collection on Conservatism and human rights. I have to say, when I first heard that Bright Blue was doing this, I was absolutely overjoyed because from my point of view, I've felt slightly, in the course of the last eighteen months, that I'm in danger of turning into one of those CDs which has got caught with a scratch and just going on…
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:50

Response to the Queen's Speech 2016

Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: "The Government is signalling that, after the EU referendum, its focus will be social reform - the Prime Minister's original and deepest passion. This is the right thing to do morally but also politically: the Conservatives need to be a party of the head as well as the heart. But the policies must…
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