February 20, 2018

BBC Radio 4 Costing the Earth

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Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse joins the Today Programme to discuss Vice-Chancellor pay

February 8, 2018

The Times – A barrel of laughs

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January 5, 2018

Climate Home – UK government details coal power phase-out strategy

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Bright Blue’s green policy ideas are mentioned by Greg Barker in an article for Climate Home.

December 29, 2017

The Independent: Conservative green policies are reaching out to young people – but it’s their stance on Brexit that really matters

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The scale of the Tories’ challenge was shown in YouGov polling last autumn for the liberal Conservative group Bright Blue. It found that even people who voted Tory in June…

December 26, 2017

Huffington Post: Voices From The Frontline Of Climate Change

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The scale of the Tories’ challenge was shown in YouGov polling last autumn for the liberal Conservative group Bright Blue. It found that even people who voted Tory in June…

December 20, 2017

Huffington Post: The Comeback Kid: How Michael Gove Is Saving The Tories

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Laura Round, from the liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue, explained: “One of the main reasons the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in 2017 was their failure to appeal to…

December 15, 2017

The Financial Times: Shadow pensions minister demands more regulation

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Mr Cunningham’s remarks are part of a report published today (15 December) by think tanks Fabian Society and Bright Blue, which are urging politicians to find a cross-party consensus for…

December 13, 2017

i News: Blue Planet and Brexit for animals: inside the Tory ‘green conservatism’ master plan

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To beat Labour at the next election, the Tories need to win these voters back. The dire situation the Tories found themselves in is highlighted by research by Bright Blue….

December 12, 2017

i News: Conservatives go green with pledges on animal welfare and the environment

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The change of direction on animal welfare was welcomed by Sam Hall, a senior research fellow at the liberal Conservative thinktank Bright Blue. “Michael Gove has brought a renewed energy…

December 12, 2017

The New Statesman: Theresa May says Britain leads on climate change, but Tory policy falls far too short

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May’s return to David Cameron’s hug-a-husky rhetoric is a wise move if the party hopes to win over the youth vote. Polling from Conservative think tank Bright Blue has shown…

December 12, 2017

Huffington Post: Tories less likely to experience discrimination than Labour voters, survey reveals

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The findings are part of a report from liberal conservative think-tank Bright Blue, which says the reasons behind the differences are “complex”, and not just caused by the “demographic composition”…

December 11, 2017

The Independent: Majority of Tory voters want UK to take leading role in promoting human rights, poll shows

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According to the survey by the think-tank Bright Blue, 66 per cent of Tory voters said they wanted a “significant” role for human rights in British foreign policy while just…

December 10, 2017

The Sunday Times: Civil partnerships to go straight

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Loughton, a former children’s minister, said he is “optimistic” of its success. Justine Greening, the education secretary, also signalled her support, telling a recent ­meeting of the Bright Blue think…

December 5, 2017

Huffington Post: 700,000 More Children And Pensioners Are Living In Poverty, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Reveals

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Ryan Shorthouse, director of liberal Conservative think tank Bright Blue, said the government was right to prioritise cutting the deficit, but that the axe had fallen “disproportionately and unnecessarily” on…

December 4, 2017

Huffington Post: The Waugh Zone

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Ryan Shorthouse, director of liberal Conservative think tank Bright Blue, says the axe has fallen “disproportionately and unnecessarily” on working-aged benefits since 2010.

December 1, 2017

Bloomberg: EU Migration to the U.K. Plummeted 43% One Year After Brexit Vote

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James Dobson, senior researcher at the liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue, called on the government to abandon its net migration target. “The net migration target has been missed in…

November 23, 2017

CityAM: Failure to act on green belt a “big disappointment”, say former minister Stephen Hammond and Tory think tank Bright Blue

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The “big disappointment” from yesterday’s Budget was a failure to shake up green belt restrictions, according to a former minister and a leading Conservative think tank.

November 23, 2017

ConservativeHome: Think-tanks react to the Budget

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Bright Blue – A missed opportunity to help the poorest in society “A single Budget, of course, cannot and should not seek to resolve all the challenges Britain faces and…

November 21, 2017

Lucky to survive his first budget, Hammond cannot botch his second

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Ryan Shorthouse, director of Bright Blue, the liberal Conservative thinktank, says: “Philip Hammond is a fiscal hawk. But even within the parameters of public spending, there could be big shifts,…

November 21, 2017

Brexit means we can END farce of wealthy farmers being given subsidies, MPs told

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The Conservative think tank Bright Blue said that the government should use Brexit as a way to “end the situation where public subsidies are paid to owners of large estates without any…

November 21, 2017

Stamp duty should be cut for downsizing OAPs to free up more homes for younger people, former No 10 policy chief says

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The supporters of the Tory modernising think tank Bright Blue said the sweeping change “would support young people who are struggling with saving significant amounts of upfront funding to purchase…

November 20, 2017

Ditch subsidies to rich farmers after Brexit, urges Bright Blue think tank

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Farmers should be means-tested after Brexit to end the payment of vast subsidies to wealthy landowners, according to a Conservative think tank.