We are not just helping them – we are empowering them to help themselves. That transforms individual lives and helps the region to stabilise.
China is disregarding its pledge of ‘one country, two systems’ – as a result the rule of law in the territory is under threat from growing autocracy.
Our plan seems to have been little more than to cobble together just enough kit to make us a Great Power on the cheap. That cannot continue.
This government has identified problems and is working on the solutions that will make a real difference to everyone saving for their retirement.
Ben Houchen: Brexit. We need Project Fearless – and it starts with freeports. Let’s kick off with one in Teesside.
Yesterday, I wrote to the Chancellor with the support of 50 of the biggest and most established businesses in the Tees Valley, to call for a pilot scheme.
Natalie Elphicke: Not since the moon landings have we built 300,000 houses a year. Here’s how that target can be met.
Right now, a whole host of things are said to be top infrastructure priorities. Yet, remarkably, housing is not among them. This needs to change.
The debate has come to symbolise much of what differentiates us from the Left: robust policy based on evidence that supports free markets, versus dogma based on statism.
The EAW is based on the flawed presumption of judicial parity between European nations. The UK should forge a new partnership where this is actually the case.
The problem starts before children enter primary school – maintaining healthy lifestyles at home is not just about education but also ensuring that cookery skills and utensils are available.
Clark Vasey: McDonnell’s infamous remark about lynching McVey is as offensive now as when first made
The Shadow Chancellor normalises unacceptable behaviour and is contributing to making UK politics a much more unpleasant place.
The electorate have never had the chance to vote on whether the Assembly should have tax powers, and local politicians fought hard to prevent it. It’s no mystery why.
The Brexit negotiations and the lack of an obvious successor are likely to keep her in place at least until we leave the EU in March 2019.
It flies in the face of our values that girls should be forced to miss school because they can’t afford sanitary products.
The Conservatives need a strategy to dominate VR, a presence in voice-controlled tech and – yes – a ‘Maybot’ chatbot.
There are plenty of possible ways the Party can expand its reach beyond the politically committed, but it shouldn’t neglect the simplest step.