Theresa May’s Leadership and the Post-Brexit Conservative Opportunity: creating a popular people’s party

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — was special adviser to three Chancellors of the Exchequer during the ERM controversy. Here he responds to last week’s Conservative Party manifesto, noting that the ‘electoral earthquake’ of Brexit has offered Theresa May ‘the opportunity to reunite the Conservative Party and the wider centre-right spectrum’ on the issue of Europe, in a way which is ‘little short of astonishing’.

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Dr Tony Sewell CBE joins Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange is delighted to announce that Dr Tony Sewell will be joining its Immigration, Integration and Demography Unit as a Senior Fellow. He will be working with David Goodhart and Richard Norrie

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Susan Emmett appointed head of Policy Exchange’s Housing and Urban Regeneration unit

Policy Exchange is delighted to welcome Susan Emmett as the new Head of our Housing and Urban Regeneration Unit. She will be working closely with Richard Blakeway, who is the Unit’s Chief Adviser

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Hon Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, speaks at Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange was delighted to host Hon Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives — giving his only public address during his trip to London with a bipartisan Congressional delegation.

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Hannah Stuart appointed Co-Head of Security and Extremism

Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Stuart as the new Co-Head of our Security and Extremism Unit alongside Martyn Frampton

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Deal or No Deal: What happens if the UK leaves the EU without a comprehensive agreement?

Policy Exchange launches a call for evidence on the implications of the possibility of Britain leaving the EU without a comprehensive deal. Published initially on ConservativeHome, Policy Exchange’s Director Dean Godson sets out our belief that we need to consider what will happen if we don’t get a deal. We are asking for assessments of the immediate effects of Brexit on a wide range of policy issues, from trade and migration, to fisheries and air traffic control

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Lessons from the US on Innovation Policy

A commentary by Sir Geoffrey Owen, Head of Industrial Policy at Policy Exchange and former Editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey examines the reasons for US leadership in two key sectors, information technology and biotechnology, highlighting the important role played by new entrepreneurial firms

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The two sides of diversity

New analysis of the Labour Force Survey by Policy Exchange shows for the first time that the most diverse occupations in England and Wales are taxi driving and dentistry – with farming being the least diverse. The picture that emerges is of a workplace where ethnically diverse occupations tend to be either low skilled jobs or highly skilled professional occupations.

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Theresa May’s Leadership and the Post-Brexit Conservative Opportunity: creating a popular people’s party

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — was special adviser to three Chancellors of the Exchequer during the ERM controversy. Here he responds to last week’s Conservative Party manifesto, noting that the ‘electoral earthquake’ of Brexit has offered Theresa May ‘the opportunity to reunite the Conservative Party and the wider centre-right spectrum’ on the issue of Europe, in a way which is ‘little short of astonishing’.

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The cost of cutting immigration

David Goodhart — Head of Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration unit — reflects on whether there is an economic cost attached to the Government’s aim of reducing immigration to ‘tens of thousands’. He argues that the connection between economic growth and high immigration is not at all clear and that the future fiscal contribution of immigrants depends on who comes

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Dr Tony Sewell CBE joins Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange is delighted to announce that Dr Tony Sewell will be joining its Immigration, Integration and Demography Unit as a Senior Fellow. He will be working with David Goodhart and Richard Norrie

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