Why Culture Trumps Skills: Public opinion on immigration

Why Culture Trumps Skills: Public opinion on immigration

Summary A new British consensus on immigration cannot be based mainly on economic arguments and the skills of immigrants, as the select committee report published earlier this month implies. The Home Affairs Select Committee’s report is flawed: polling gives a...
Comment on the Government’s 25-year environmental plan

Comment on the Government’s 25-year environmental plan

Theresa May deserves plaudits for delivering the first dedicated speech on the environment, by a sitting Prime Minister, for over ten years. Together, with the re-energised Michael Gove at the helm of Defra, the Government is determined to bring the degradation of our...
Hinds needs to finish the revolution Blair started

Hinds needs to finish the revolution Blair started

Probably the most important thing to remember about the challenges faced by Damian Hinds, the new education secretary, is that they go well beyond schools. With the addition of further and higher education to the Department for Education’s responsibilities in the...
Special Briefing on the Worboys Case

Special Briefing on the Worboys Case

Today the new Justice Secretary David Gauke makes a statement to MPs on the Worboys case – his first outing at the Dispatch Box in this post. In particular, he will focus on the Parole Board and support for victims. Should he consider some fundamental changes to the...