Universities should be held account for failing students, many of who pay £9,000 a year in tuition fees. Students describe how universities had failed to provide online lectures, seminars or one to one tutorials, while access to reading materials was completely blocked because resources were not online...
Chancellor warned that he should not try to bring in further cuts to the military in a bid to help pay the coronavirus national debt. Among the tasks carried out by the armed forces have been increasing the amount of testing, delivering of protective equipment and building the Nightingale Field Hospitals.
Reopening nurseries must be a priority to ensure children's development is not damaged. BCC warns the harm the lockdown may be having on the mental health of children and fears we are raising "Generation Covid-19".
The Government needs to abolish business rates for high streets and pubs permanently to save them in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The issue came up in the latest Blue Collar Conversations podcast aimed at raising issues which are hitting working class communities across the country.
"I would like to congratulate Sir Keir Starmer on his decisive victory. What can we expect? Will his leadership mark a radical departure? his election shows that Labour is still wedded to everything that led working-class voters to desert them. Just like Corbyn, he represents the London-centric Labour Party which helped to turn much of the North blue at the last election."
A prominent group of Conservative MPs representing traditionally Labour-held seats in the north of England, the Midlands and Wales have called on Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, to avoid increasing fuel duty in next month’s Budget.
"Blue collar Conservatism has a proven track record – one we should resurrect. In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left versus right or even fiscal and monetary doves versus economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention."
“I have lost count of how many metropolitan lefties have told me ‘Tories will never win in the North East’. Well we didn’t just win, we completely bulldozed that red wall in the style of Boris in his ‘Get Brexit Done’ JCB.”
“Working class votes won this election. After years of struggling along, finally we have the numbers in Parliament to deliver the people’s priorities. No more excuses. We have in Boris a leader we can unite around and deliver with.”
“The new generation of Tory MP, such as Eddie Hughes the working-class Birmingham man who won Walsall North for the Tories in 2017, do not have a noblesse oblige interest in decent public services for the masses because they have spent their lives depending on them.”
“The new Toryism is a blue-collar Toryism. The focus will be on a high-skilled, high-waged workforce – and if that means the Government setting the salary for a quarter of the country’s workers via the highest minimum wage in Europe, so be it.”
Labour is detached from reality. They are a metropolitan elite that is just detached from the day-to-day life of regular working people. They are not talking about things which resonate or relate or ordinary people.
The dire local election results show how far we have become detached from our supporters – largely but not solely due to our failure to deliver Brexit. They showed too how Labour have abandoned their traditional working-class voters, particularly in the North.
Blue Collar Conservatism is about making a breakthrough by showing that we’re on the side of the voters that need us most and who ultimately will determine whether or not we will be forming the next government.
“The group will launch a social media campaign appealing to the public for policy ideas and has already attracted support from up to 100 MPs, including the International Trade Secretary and the families minister.”