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INDIA AND THE UK: TOWARDS A NEW MULTILATERAL ORDER
Policy Exchange and the Observer Research Foundation (India) will jointly host an event next week on ‘India and the UK: Towards a New Multilateral Order’. We will be joined by Rt Hon Lord Kakkar, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University College London, Member of UK-India Advisory Council, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; Ram Madhav, former National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Member of the Board of Governors, India Foundation; Dr Garima Mohan Fellow, Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States and Lord Sedwill of Sherborne KCMG, former National Security Adviser and former UK Cabinet Secretary. The event will take place on Monday 28th June at 11am. Register here.
CHAIR OF TRANSPORT SELECT COMMITTEE QUESTIONS MINISTERS ON POLICY EXCHANGE RECOMMENDATION
This week during a Transport Select Committee hearing on Zero Emission Vehicles, the Chair of the committee, Huw Merriman MP, cited Policy Exchange in a question to the Minister for the Future of Transport and Decarbonisation, Rachel Maclean MP.

In a previous hearing, Ed Birkett, Senior Research Fellow, gave evidence to the committee including on Policy Exchange’s recommendation for a California-style Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate to deliver the petrol and diesel phase-out.

Responding, Minister Rachel Maclean MP said: “I don’t want to rule out a ZEV mandate. It’s one of a number of options that we’re looking [at].” 

Read the Policy Exchange report Route ’35 here and watch a clip of the hearing here.
MAKING A SUCCESS OF LEVELLING UP
Join Policy Exchange next week for a speech by Andy Haldane, Departing Chief Economist of the Bank of England, on 'Making a Success of Levelling Up'. The event will be chaired by David Goodhart, Policy Exchange's Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration. It will take place on Monday 28th June at 1pm. Register here
DAVID GOODHART: THE POOR WHITES THAT POLITICS FORGOT
'If you were at school in Barnsley in the 1970s, you would have had a sense of sitting on top of one of the most important coalfields in Europe, and one that was helping to power your country. If you were a boy who was not academically gifted, you would have almost certainly walked straight into an apprenticeship and then into a reasonably well-paid skilled or semi-skilled manual job,' writes David Goodhart in a blog for Policy Exchange. His article responds to the House of Commons Education Committee's report on the educational failure of disadvantaged whites, published earlier this week. Read his blog here
PETER CLARKE IN INSIDE TIME
Inside Time has followed up on Peter Clarke’s Policy Exchange report, Fishmongers' Hall: A  Preventable Tragedy. The article notes his recommendation that 'handing over prisons to the Home Office... would allow “closer alignment with all aspects of law enforcement and intelligence” and emphasise “the essential role of prisons in protecting the public both during a prisoner’s sentence and preparing for safe release into the community.' Read it here.
POST-BREXIT TRADE DEALS AND INTEGRATION
Graham Gudgin, Chief Economic Adviser at Policy Exchange, was cited by Jeremy Warner in The Daily Telegraph this week arguing for 'a less abstract, more pragmatically driven approach' to post-Brexit trade deals. Read the article here

The post-Brexit landscape is also surveyed in The Times this week which notes that 'as immigration rose sharply, a report by the Policy Exchange think tank named Boston the “least integrated” place in England and Wales. Wages were low and the town was, and remains, a hotspot of deprivation.' Read the article here.
WHITEHALL TAKES ON INDYREF2
Adam Tomkins, Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange, has written for CityAM this week on how Whitehall will combat the SNP's drive for a second Scottish Independence Referendum. He writes: 'All too often Whitehall only reacts. Getting on the front foot, and showing that the machinery of state is thinking actively and creatively about Scotland even while the Nationalists have gone uncharacteristically quiet about independence, is all to the good.'. Read his op-ed here
BUILDING BEAUTIFUL IN THE EVENING STANDARD 
Policy Exchange's ‘influential’ Building Beautiful research was cited in a Evening Standard comment piece this week, on the sensitivities of planning reform. Melanie McDonagh notes that the research, ‘makes a compelling case for public architecture sensitive to people’s wishes’. Read the piece here
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