In the last financial year, there were over 500 council employees earning more than the Prime Minister.
Voters, economic reality and climate change all press for further action. Here’s what we could and should do to make our land even greener and more pleasant.
Parliament’s job should be to hold the Prime Minister and Executive to account for what they have to do, rather than becoming a party to it.
Simon Clarke: Teesside is experiencing an industrial renaissance – with Conservative optimism driving out Labour gloom
The first in a three-part ConHome mini-series on the Tory revival in the area since the Mayoral election of last May.
Even the 21-month implementation period could drive more boats out of business, and leave us ill-equipped to rebuild a long-suffering industry.
While some may argue that this article would be better suited on a Labour Party site, to me the idea of protecting ways of life from extinction is as conservative as it gets.
The most important lesson we took away from Bill Bratton’s New York office during the 1990s was all about co-ordination.
Nick Faith: We need a Brexit that is open for business. Letting Melrose take over GKN would be a sign we’ll get one.
When open markets are being called into question by the Left, the last thing the economy needs is for a Conservative Government to play the interventionist card.
Isabel Sigmac: Animal welfare. Gove has made a good start, but there’s much more to do – such as a live export ban.
Other issues to be addressed include religious slaughter, the fur trade, cruelty, puppy mills, factory farming, testing and increasing threats to our wildlife.
Our city needs leadership focused on investment, infrastructure, jobs, and growth if we are to compete with places such as Manchester.
The political sting must be taken out of our healthcare debate. Conflicting ideas over privatisation, taxation and automation should be given serious, non-partisan review.
The Government should back the fastest growing sector of the economy, demand transparency and send clear policy signals.
It is not a fix-all, but I hope its measures will produce a real improvement in the number of people who become homeless in the first place.
Henry Newman: The unified reaction to the Skripal affair suggests talk of Britain’s ‘isolation’ was premature
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
The current system has brought benefits, but it can be improved upon. Getting it right will improve both equality of opportunity and fairness.