Go back

Blair and Hague’s proposals deserve to shape policy

Image: World Economic Forum [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]; Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Parties should heed former leaders’ ideas on research funding and public procurement, says Stephanie Smith

The platforms on which the UK’s political parties will fight the next election, most likely in late 2024, are starting to emerge. That makes it a busy time for those hoping to shape policy.

On 22 February, former Labour prime minister Tony Blair and former Conservative leader William Hague made their bid, helming a report titled A New National Purpose, published by Blair’s Institute for Global Change think tank. This sets out how R&D could be at the centre of everything the UK does—from the way we provide public services, to driving economic growth and carving out a role on the world stage.

This article on Research Professional News is only available to Research Professional or Pivot-RP users.

Research Professional users can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.