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Osborne’s Autumn Statement was a nod to the north

Osborne’s Autumn Statement was a nod to the north

Nick Faith, Director of Communications at Policy Exchange writes that the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was littered with references to Northern towns and examines just how these areas will benefit from the Coalition’s policies and what this could mean for Tory prospects in the next election.

A clear message and signs of green shoots

A clear message and signs of green shoots

Nick Faith, Director of Communications at Policy Exchange, gives his view on the Autumn Statement as part of a Conservative Home panel. Nick found this to be a budget showing signs of economic recovery, but with a clear message that the Conservatives are the party to get Britain back in the black.

The false lure of renationalisation

The false lure of renationalisation

As Ed Miliband and Labour make shifts towards greater 1970s-style government control of private companies, Simon Less, Senior Visiting Fellow at Policy Exchange, argues that renationalisation of utilities would make things much worse as the Government has much better options for controlling prices while improving choice and quality for consumers.

To win, Cameron must make a game-changing offer to the young middle-classes

To win, Cameron must make a game-changing offer to the young middle-classes

Max Chambers, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, writes calling for David Cameron to make a game-changing offer to the young middle classes if he wishes to secure election victory in 2015. Max argues that a sensible discussion needs to be had with the older generation to persuade them that it is in the interest of their grandchildren and generational fairness that they take less generous old age perks.

Nick Faith crunches the numbers to explore the UKIP effect in marginal seats

Nick Faith crunches the numbers to explore the UKIP effect in marginal seats

Nick Faith, Director of Communications at Policy Exchange, sets out the Catch 22 situation that UKIP has put the Conservatives in. UKIP is likely to prevent the Conservatives from winning some key marginals, but tacking to the right to try and head this off in the North West and Midlands will harm the party in the South West. Nick argues that David Cameron’s best response would simply be to forget the electoral connotations and focus on leading the country instead.

Why I’m moving on – to help meet the Conservatives’ northern challenge

Why I’m moving on – to help meet the Conservatives’ northern challenge

David Skelton, Policy Exchange’s outgoing Deputy Director, sets out his plan to set up a new group to broaden the appeal of the Conservative Party. David highlights his plans to reach out to voters in the North and in urban areas, noting the influence of Policy Exchange’s key report Northern Lights on the challenges facing all political parties.

Miliband faces a similar dilemma to that faced by Osborne in 2009

Miliband faces a similar dilemma to that faced by Osborne in 2009

Nick Faith, Director of Communications at Policy Exchange, highlights the similarities between Ed Miliband’s current position and that of George Osborne in 2009 – namely the need to clearly define for the public policies that will give them the credibility to govern in a time of austerity.

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