The Government’s new commercial approach to the British Council risks tarnishing the institution’s hard-earned reputation, as well as reducing it to a purely English-language teaching institution. It is so much more than that, argues John Baron MP.
John Baron MP discusses why - as a Brexiteer who has attempted to steer a middle course between the ERG and the Government - he intends to vote against the Government’s Withdrawal Agreement if it is not amended.
Despite her Salzburg mauling, and Labour’s continued Brexit jumble, the Prime Minister remains adrift, clinging to her Chequers Agreement. I strongly advise her to jump ship into the ‘Canada +’ free trade life raft, says John Baron MP.
A one-nation conservative agenda lies at the heart of delivering a healthy Conservative majority at the next election. The Government must match its rhetoric on Brexit, deliver tax cuts, build more affordable housing, return law and order to our streets and improve the NHS, says John Baron MP.
The public continues to be mis-sold the implications of Brexit. Rather than the dour predictions we need to switch the narrative to one that talks up Brexit’s advantages rather than treating it as a grave problem in need of a painful solution, John Baron writes.
John Baron calls on the Government to deliver on its ‘One Nation’ vision by delivering tax reductions to spur on a virtuous circle of lessening the cost of living for households up and down the country.
Theresa May is as secure in her position as she has ever been, says John Baron. Holding firm on her current course there is no reason why she can’t lead the Conservatives to victory at the next election.
Just as diplomacy helps to de-escalate tension and avoid conflict, ‘soft power’ also has a valuable role to play, both in promoting understanding, sharing knowledge and developing international bonds between nations. While admittedly less tangible, soft power has just as important a role to play, argues John Baron MP.
When it comes to cancer survival rates, we continue to lag behind our European rivals. To tackle this problem, we need a health service focussed on long-term patient survival rather than party political points scoring, says John Baron MP.
Last week’s Budget was not without merit, measures to support home ownership and further funding for Brexit contingency planning are welcome, but it failed to deliver on our Party’s core belief in one-nation conservatism, says John Baron MP.
In her forthcoming Party conference speech, the Prime Minister needs to project an optimistic vision for what the Party stands for and what it seeks to achieve. If successful, there is no reason why she cannot lead the Party on to electoral victory, argues John Baron MP.
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