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Blogs by Ben Bowers

  • A Workable Solution to Immigration

    A Workable Solution to Immigration

    | Immigration
    A poll by Lord Ashcroft in the aftermath of the EU referendum established that immigration was the second most prominent reason for voting to leave, with a third of Leave voters agreeing. Yet despite valid arguments on both sides of the immigration argument, the quality of debate has been poor. ...
  • Grammar schools can work, but not under the old system

    Grammar schools can work, but not under the old system

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    After more than 20 years in the wilderness, grammar schools are back on the agenda. In an effort to broaden the Conservative party’s appeal and boost social mobility, the new Prime Minster Theresa May is considering removing the ban on grammar schools at the party’s conference next month. Grammar schools ...
  • Competition, not nationalisation, is the solution to Britain's inadequate railways

    Competition, not nationalisation, is the solution to Britain's inadequate railways

    | Infrastructure
    The railway industry is at the forefront of national debate at the moment. The latest scandal emerged when Jeremy Corbyn filmed a short clip on the floor of a Virgin East Coast train bemoaning the lack of space before returning to his seat 45 minutes into the journey. On top ...