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KHALID MAHMOOD MP ON THE BATLEY AND SPEN BY-ELECTION RESULT
'There is still something going badly wrong in how Labour is connecting with its traditional supporters', believes Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr and Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange. In a blog for Policy Exchange, Mahmood argues that 'the modern Labour Party is trying too much to be the party of what I would call the “working from home classes”, instead of the “going to work classes”.'

In his reflection on the outcome of the Batley and Spen by-election result, Mahmood also makes the point that 'Batley and Spen's voters said a firm "no" to divisive identity politics'. Read Mahmood's analysis of the result for Policy Exchange here.
PETER CLARKE ON RADIO 4 TODAY PROGRAMME 
In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Peter Clarke, Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange, who previously served as HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and Head of Counter-Terrorism Command at New Scotland Yard, explored the findings of the inquest into the Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist attack, which resulted in the murder of two young people. 
 
Clarke highlighted that ‘in the report which I wrote for the Policy Exchange think tank about this, I described it, what I saw from the inquest, as a mixture of incompetence, complacency, ignorance, and blame shifting.’ Listen to the interview here and read Peter Clarke’s report for Policy Exchange, Fishmongers’ Hall: A Preventable Tragedy, here.
GERARD LYONS: UK ECONOMIC POLICY AFTER A POSITIVE WEEK
‘This was a good news week for the City and for the UK’s levelling up agenda’, argues Dr Gerard Lyons, Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange and former Chief Economic Adviser to Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP during the Prime Minister’s London Mayoralty, in a new blog for Policy Exchange.

Dr Gerard Lyons highlights that not only has Nissan’s announcement of a significant investment in Sunderland proven Project Fear’s assertions over Brexit to be wrong, but this week the Chancellor reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to financial services in his Mansion House speech, which signalled an important moment for financial services. The Chancellor’s speech echoed some of the recommendations made in a recent Policy Exchange strategy paper on the City and financial services by Dr Gerard Lyons, which you can read here.
MAKING A SUCCESS OF LEVELLING UP
Policy Exchange hosted Andy Haldane, Departing Chief Economist of the Bank of England, for a Keynote Speech on Monday on 'Making a Success of Levelling Up'.

Haldane was optimistic about the coming together of political, social, and economic pressure for action with regards to regional inequality, but emphasised the need for a long-term, multi-pronged strategy to capitalise on the current momentum for change. The event was chaired by David Goodhart, Policy Exchange's Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration. Rewatch the event here
ROBERT EDE: JAVID MUST CONSIDER NHS REFORMS CAREFULLY 
The new Secretary of State for Health should resist calls to water down the Health and Care Bill, which is now expected to be brought before Parliament on Tuesday, according to an article by Robert Ede, Head of Health and Social Care at Policy Exchange, in The Spectator this week.

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP may even want to explore whether measures in the bill strengthening the ability of the Secretary of State to intervene in the health service could go further, if he decides this is 'the moment to reset the relationship with a new NHS CEO at the helm'. Read his article here
INDIA AND THE UK: TOWARDS A NEW MULTILATERAL TRADE DEAL
This week Policy Exchange and the Observer Research Foundation (India) jointly hosted an event on ‘India and the UK: Towards a New Multilateral Order’. We were 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; Lord Sedwill of Sherborne KCMG, former National Security Adviser and former UK Cabinet Secretary; and Ms. Premesha Saha, Associate Fellow, Strategic Studies, Observer Research Foundation. You can re-watch the event here.
JOHN B. SHELDON: SPACE AND THE NEW STRUGGLE FOR CIVILISATIONAL SUPREMACY
'The space race of the twenty-first century has more players, more money and ambitions for Mars. It's about more than just technological prowess. Space is becoming the new arena for a clash of civilisations,' writes Dr John B Sheldon, founding editor emeritus of Astropolitics, a leading peer-reviewed space policy journal, and adviser to Policy Exchange's Space Policy Unit. Read the article in Engelsberg Ideas here.  
DAVID GOODHART: CAN WE STOP MIGRANTS CROSSING THE CHANNEL? 
'Illegal immigration is not, in principle, an insoluble problem but it has so many moving parts and mutual interdependencies that for now it is only possible to envisage incremental change to a messy reality,' writes David Goodhart, Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration at Policy Exchange, in The Spectator this week.

He argues that agreeing a deal with France on automatic returns of those that illegally cross the Channel, is the best possible 'medium term' solution. Read his article here
STEPHEN BOOTH: THE NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL
'In the here and now, the UK-EU dispute over the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol continues to rumble on since it came into force six months ago, and still threatens to sour the broader relationship,' writes Stephen Booth, Head of the Britain in the World Project at Policy Exchange, in his column for ConservativeHome. He argues that the UK may have to 'adopt further unilateral measures' if the problems on the ground continue into the autumn. Read his column here
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