Buildings with different functions need to be intertwined. In beautiful cities, people tend to live and work side by side.
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Probably enough is being done to maintain the status quo. The problem is that for millions of people aiming for home ownership, that is pretty dire.
The Conservatives held a seat in Kent. Labour held seats in Bassetlaw and Stroud. The Lib Dems held a seat in Oxfordshire.
The Conservatives held a seat in Torridge. Labour held a seat in Ealing and two seats in Harlow.
It should be easier to call local referendums in the UK. Politics is too important to be left to the politicians.
It was odious to burn an effigy of the Grenfell Tower – but those responsible should not have been arrested
The police should not arrest people for being offensive. Not just because burglaries and violence matter more. But because we need the freedom to offend.
Roger Scruton is advising the Government on ensuring new buildings are beautiful. But defeating the architectural establishment will not be easy.
The Conservatives lost a seat to Labour in Kirklees. Labour held a seat in Newham. The Lib Dems held a seat in South Gloucestershire.
Rather than being encouraged to maintain village halls and public lavatories, too often community efforts have been penalised by the tax system.
His recommendations look likely to be accepted. Greater diversity of type and design is to be encouraged – rather than the imposition of uniformity.
The Budget has prompted further disarray in the Labour Party. But they do show a willingness to “compromise with the electorate”.
For councils – unlike others in the public sector – austerity has been real. It is ending. But planning powers are being diminished.
The Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Hertfordshire. But the Conservatives held seats in Ashford, Dorset, South Derbyshire, Suffolk and Sutton.
There has been agreement about its status between the UK and Spain – contrary to Remain warnings during and since the referendum.
Parliament is struggling to retain senior figures. New peers should be chosen on their ability to raise the calibre of debate.