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The Conservatives can be the new workers’ party

The Conservatives can be the new workers’ party

Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien argues that the Prime Minister must ignore calls from some of his backbenchers to lurch to the right and instead focus on building a narrative that focuses on Blue Collar modernisation. He says that the Tories must start appealing to low income earners and ethnic minority voters.

The challenge for the Tories is to find their own version of Blairism

The challenge for the Tories is to find their own version of Blairism

Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien argues that the challenge facing the Tories is to find their own version of Blairism. Neil suggests that the Conservatives need to do more to win over voters in the North and in the Midlands, and argues that the Tories need to show they are not just a party for the rich.

We still don’t know what Labour’s alternative is

We still don’t know what Labour’s alternative is

Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien writes a response in The New Statesman blog The Staggers to an article by Labour MP John Denham. Neil argues that Labour need to identify where their spending commitments are going to come from if voters are going to trust them on the economy.

What is Milibandism?

What is Milibandism?

In the New Statesman Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien examines what policies Ed Miliband might implement if he were to be elected as Prime Minister.

Tory Modernisation Needs To Be Updated, Not Abandoned

Tory Modernisation Needs To Be Updated, Not Abandoned

David Skelton, Policy Exchange’s Deputy Director, argues that the recent selection of Jon Cruddas as head of Labour’s policy review could be a masterstroke for Ed Miliband if he’s able to translate his impressive, but often abstract, thinking into concrete policy. He shows how Cruddas’s views are supported by polling findings from our report Northern Lights.

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