January 10, 2018

Bright Blue submits evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into the Race Disparity Audit….

January 10, 2018

Bright Blue submits evidence to the Economic Affairs Committee on Higher Education

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into the economics of higher, further and…

December 15, 2017

Cross-party consensus needed for next stage of pensions reform, Fabian Society and Bright Blue urge

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Cross-party consensus needed for next stage of pensions reform, Fabian Society and Bright Blue urge With the government due to report on its review of automatic enrolment this month, sparking…

December 11, 2017

Bright Blue submits evidence to the Education Select Committee

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee’s inquiry into Value for money in higher education. The…

November 30, 2017

Fair trial and fair treatment of individuals a public priority, Bright Blue polling reveals

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism and conservative modernisers, has published a new polling report showing that Conservative voters believe in the importance of individuals having a…

November 30, 2017

Bright Blue calls for new targets and debate on immigration

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, calls on the Government to abandon the net migration target whilst controlling migration and to support communities that have suffered from…

November 22, 2017

Bright Blue’s response to the Autumn Budget 2017

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For further comment or to arrange an interview please get in touch with Laura Round: laura@brightblue.org.uk or 07543759844. Commenting on the Budget, Ryan Shorthouse, director of Bright Blue, said: “The…

November 20, 2017

Use CAP to fund a green Brexit

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For further comment or to arrange an interview please get in touch with Laura Round laura@brightblue.org.uk or 07543759844. A greener, more pleasant land, a new report from Bright Blue, sets out a…

September 30, 2017

Tories must be greener to win younger voters, says Bright Blue

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For further comment or to arrange an interview please get in touch with Laura Round laura@brightblue.org.uk or 07543759844. Bright Blue, the independent think tank and pressure group for liberal conservatism and conservative…

August 30, 2017

Time for thoughtful Theresa, not tough Theresa, on immigration

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, is calling for new data, targets and debate on immigration. Commenting on today’s ONS migration figures, director of Bright Blue Ryan…

August 29, 2017

Defend and reform capitalism better, Bright Blue urges Tory Government

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has today published the latest edition of its magazine, Centre Write, ‘Capitalism in crisis?’, with contributions from The Rt Hon Lord…

August 22, 2017

Conservatives should be loudest champions of Human Rights Act

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has published a report by former High Court judge and QC – Sir Michael Tugendhat – entitled “Fighting for freedom? The…

August 17, 2017

Defend and reform capitalism better, Bright Blue urges Tory Government

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has today published the latest edition of its magazine, Centre Write, ‘“Capitalism in crisis?”, with contributions from The Rt Hon Lord Maude, Jesse…

July 26, 2017

Bright Blue welcomes phase out of diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040

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Bright Blue comments on the Government’s ambition to phase out petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.

July 17, 2017

Make Britain the home of human rights, Bright Blue urges PM

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Bright Blue has published the final report from its year-long inquiry into human rights and discrimination, including 70 policy recommendations

May 18, 2017

Passionate and principled, but room for improvement, says Bright Blue

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Bright Blue comments on the Conservative Party Manifesto for the 2017 General Election.

May 17, 2017

Lib Dem manifesto extensive but woolly

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Commenting on the Liberal Democrat Manifesto, Ryan Shorthouse, director of the liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue, said: “The Liberal Democrats have produced an extensive and evidence-based manifesto with many…

May 16, 2017

Labour manifesto falls back on a tired ideology

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Commenting on the Labour Manifesto, Ryan Shorthouse, director of the liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue, said: “The Labour Party’s manifesto contains some positive policies, but overall it equates to…

May 4, 2017

Theresa May should be bold on the environment, urges Bright Blue

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Bright Blue has today 4th of May launched a manifesto for green conservatism. To win big, Theresa May must make a bold, positive offer to liberal Britain, including on the…

May 2, 2017

The next stage of modernisation with Theresa May

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Bright Blue has today published the latest edition of its magazine Centre Write, entitled ‘The robotic revolution’, which includes an interview with the Former Director of Strategy at Number 10…

April 4, 2017

Conservative voters want a green Brexit, polling reveals

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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism and conservative modernisers, has today published a comprehensive new polling report showing that an overwhelming majority of Conservative voters support maintaining…

March 31, 2017

Bright Blue welcomes news of “clean air zones”

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There have been reports that the Government is due to announce a network of “clean air zones” with councils mandated to impose bans or charges on polluting vehicles that enter them….

March 18, 2017

UK must remain a signatory of the European Convention on Human Rights after Brexit, Conservative MPs tell PM

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Bright Blue is today launching a new policy campaign from its one-year inquiry into human rights, calling on the Prime Minister to confirm that any future Conservative Government will ensure…

March 15, 2017

The Government is wrong to back down on raising Class 4 NICS for the self-employed

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Bright Blue has criticised the Government’s decision to reverse the rise in Class 4 NICS for the self-employed from 2018 Commenting, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: “It was…

March 8, 2017

Bright Blue’s response to the 2017 Spring Budget

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Commenting on the Budget, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: “The Government should celebrate strong economic growth and record levels for employment, particularly for women and young people. But…

February 24, 2017

Bright Blue welcomes two-year fast track degrees

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Bright Blue welcomes the Government’s plan to introduce two-year fast track degrees. Fast-track degrees with higher annual fees are to be introduced in universities under plans announced by the government….

February 23, 2017

Brexit is an opportunity to find better ways to control immigration

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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. Bright Blue welcomes…

February 7, 2017

Government must be bolder in tackling housing crisis for young people

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Bright Blue calls for the Government to take bolder action to fix the housing crisis in Britain, which is hurting young people the most. Bright Blue is calling on the…

February 6, 2017

Give the next generation better homes, Bright Blue urges

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Bright Blue calls for the Government in its forthcoming housing white paper to focus on policies that will help young people acquire better and more affordable homes. Bright Blue is…

January 30, 2017

Mainstream conservatives in UK continue to tackle climate change

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Today Myron Ebell, the Director of the Centre for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), gave a press briefing on President Trump’s approach to environmental policy. Last…