Obama’s trade restrictions destroyed more jobs than they saved. Free trade has proven itself as the most remarkable mechanism to generate prosperity. Yet it is under attack yet again.
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The Conservatives lost seats to Labour in Nottingham and Medway, to independents in Rutland and East Hampshire, and to a Lib Dem in Dacorum.
The Conservatives held seats in Basingstoke & Deane and Solihull. The Lib Dems held a seat in East Devon – while the SNP held a seat in Clackmannanshire.
The appointment of a new chief constable who was criticised over his investigation into Edward Heath is seen as the latest saga to afflict a “broken force”.
The Conservatives gained two seats from the Lib Dems in Dorset and a seat from an independent in North Kesteven. But the Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Arun and to an independent in the Scottish Borders.
In practice, children in Wandsworth will still be allowed to climb trees in local parks. It is a mistake for local authorities to adopt rules which suggest otherwise.
The Conservatives lost two seats to the Lib Dems in Teignbridge and another in North Norfolk. But the Conservatives gained a seat from UKIP in Tendring.
The Conservatives held seats in Staffordshire and Eden and gained a seat from an independent in Weymouth & Portland.
The County’s seven Conservative MPs are clear that the problems are “self inflicted” due to financial mismanagement. They need to encourage new people to become councillors.
The attack in Bristol was not lighthearted high spirits but a thoroughly unpleasant instance of intimidation. The university authorities must maintain free speech.
Only two contests this week. The Lib Dems gained a seat from Labour in Sunderland. But Labour held a seat in Cornwall.
Local decision-making must be respected if communities are to be confident in embracing development. We need these principles in urban areas too.
New figures show another fall in the number of tower block households. But while these buildings are being demolished elsewhere, the Mayor of London want new ones.
“Ideological dogma will do nothing to improve the lives of residents”: Full text of Kober’s statement
The Leader of Haringey Council explains why she has decided to stand down at the local elections in May.
Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.