March 9 2023, Opinion: "The last time many of us remember Tony Blair and William Hague in the same room was during their weekly sparring sessions at prime minister’s question time back in the early 2000s. With a baby born during the 2001 general election now more than likely to be in graduate employment, this week’s joint report, A New National Purpose: Innovation Can Power the Future of Britain, by the two political giants traditionally representing opposite ends of the political spectrum demonstrates how much has really changed in two decades. Not just technologically, as their report highlights, but in the fact that common ground can be found across political divides in embracing the importance of research and development, innovation in artificial intelligence and its potential importance for the future of education."