If his mission is successful, he will hugely bolster the long-term future of the Conservative party.
Posts by Alex Morton
They can increase housing supply, save the government further spending, and show key workers that their sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Alex Morton: We need to boost our brownfield developments. But that doesn’t mean a zero greenfield approach.
One of the more seductive myths in the housing debate is that there is enough brownfield land to satisfy our building needs.
Alex Morton: Ministers can have more houses or higher immigration. But they won’t be able to get away with both.
Annual net migration currently suggests 55,000 more homes a year since the 2014 projections – more than the entire rise planned after the housing row.
Alex Morton: Scrapping planning won’t happen. And increasing permissions won’t work. Why we need a new Housing Guarantee.
The local plan process must remain at the heart of planning, so we must find a way to work within the existing framework.
The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
By using the new grant as an incentiv those who are looking to buy would be more likely to buy a new build, enabling supply to continue.
Alex Morton: Johnson’s electoral success rests on helping people move from renting to owning their home
Housing played a small role in the 2019 election, but the first piece in a new mini-series notes that home ownership is the key driver of voter behaviour.
Any reform must be sustainable both financially and politically. Our new report sets out how the Government could do it.
Alex Morton: Riots, looting, pillaging, yellow vests. France shows what Britain could face if Brexit is blocked.
A new book argues that the country is divided between a metropolitan elite, which rules for its own advantage – and the rest.
Alex Morton: The left want to make it illegitimate to be right-wing, and the state is helping them to do it
Quangos, councils, media outlets, even the police are apparently content to apply unequal restrictions to those of us whose views they dislike.
The idea that leaving the EU simply cannot be done has emerged since the referendum – if true, it would shatter our political system.
Making Britain better post-Brexit will mean tough decisions about priorities. And that requires the Conservatives to know who their people are.
Alex Morton: Conservatives must be able to debate the future of their Party’s ideas as well as its future leader
Allowing everything to be dominated by questions of personalities undermines essential thinking about matters of policy.
Alex Morton: Whether you like her plan or not, the Prime Minister is right to prize reducing immigration over everything else
For many voters, cutting it is a litmus test of whether Brexit has been carried out or not.