Employment, taxation, and three environment are three areas where we can show the Tory agenda is bigger than Brexit.
Posts Tagged: Environment
Lord Ashcroft: The general election. How the Conservatives damaged their reputation for competence without gaining one for compassion.
Nearly everything believed to exercise Labour more than the Tories was also named more often as a priority for “me and my family” than for Britain as a whole.
The arrogant behaviour of the EU so far, bordering on the deliberately offensive, is a bluff that we need to call.
We have, in effect, a national bar that takes the power to out of the hands of local people and leaves it with Sir Humphrey.
Instead of chasing targets for their own sake, we will be free to explore new opportunities for energy supply, jobs and environmental improvements.
Ministers have been vindicated for backing this renewable source – as recent figures show that it can make a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s energy needs.
Downing Street in its new incarnation will value his ability to build bridges with a Parliamentary Party still reeling from the shock election result.
Rebecca Pow: Managed decline isn’t enough – we must leave the environment in a better state than we found it
The Government has rightly become more ambitious – but there is still further to go.
We should also have local referendums on removing traffic lights.
The gaps it potentially addresses and the interest shown abroad suggests it at least merits consideration here ias a complement to renewable power generation and electric vehicles.
Plus: As I bask by a sun-illuminated swimming pool on holiday in Spain, I reflect on how the Spanish respond if you try to fiddle your water supply…
All agree that something must be done. But everyone would prefer that someone else is the one to do it.
The Mayor wants to reduce road space for drivers, even though this policy has been a key factor in increasing congestion.
The ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2040 sends a good long-term signal, but we need tougher measures to address the short-term damage.
In pitching to the environmental movement, Gove seeks allies in the forthcoming debate about farm subsidies
If wealthy landowners fight to retain their CAP subsidies, then support for reform from the green movement could come in handy.