What’s new about ‘blue collar’ conservatism? First 100 days of Cameron’s majority government

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This one-day conference will examine the trajectories set for public policy during the first 100 days of David Cameron’s new government. It will explore tensions within government policy, the extent to which the new government is pursuing ‘One Nation’ conservatism, whether there is continuity in policies from the coalition to the new government, and the consequences of austerity.

There will be speakers in the morning, breakout groups in the afternoon and a plenary/round table to conclude. Speakers and round table members include:

  • Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader
  • Andy Slaughter MP, Labour Shadow Minister for Justice
  • Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett
  • Emeritus Professor Richard Wilkinson, author of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone

We have also invited other government and opposition MPs alongside speakers from academia.

There will be break out groups in the afternoon on:

  • crime and justice
  • education
  • health
  • local government
  • welfare reform
  • Cameron’s philosophy

Admission free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided free on the terrace. Organised by the International Centre for Public and Social Policy in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

Register online.

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