Our principle must be to increase choices in transport – not to reduce them. We need to bring the public with us.
Lockdown has also helped re-forge bonds of neighbourliness, and reminded us of what matters in our homes, streets, neighbourhoods.
While retail still has its place, trying to maintain its presence on the high street through artificial advantage is clearly no longer viable.
Councils should only enter into the investment world if they know what they’re doing. They must remember that public money is at serious risk.
John Bald: Churchill was right. Exams should enable people to show what they can do. Not find out what they can’t.
Questions need to be set on every topic in each syllabus – with schools allowed to direct pupils to the parts of the paper they have covered.
A tale of two cities. The Conservative Government has had smooth relations with Liverpool – less so with Manchester.
That part of England where the Tories are most hated has offered the greatest possible cooperation with Boris Johnson.
David Leaf: In Bexley, we will keep on delivering top rated services – while Labour resorts to scaremongering
The test of any Council is how they find a way through sudden and unexpected events. A calm approach is needed.
“The Chancellor has passed the responsibility to us. Can’t complain.” Council leaders respond to the Spending Review.
Some welcome the extra power to put up Council Tax. But they are reluctant to use it when their residents are already hard-pressed.
The former show definitively why it is so important that Benfield Valley continues to exist as a green wedge in the city.
The life-long human and financial costs associated with childhood trauma can be significant. We need a strong family foundation.
Chris Hossack: The costs of the lockdown have not been honestly presented. Not least that it is killing our high streets.
The blanket approach centred on regional and economic shutdown isn’t working.
It is essential for good relationships and good choices. It enables us to explore together what it is to be human.
Shona Haslam: English “tiers”? Scottish “levels”? We need a national response to the pandemic. Not this confusion.
In Scotland they start at zero. So Level 5 is actually Level 4. Then the Scottish Government decided to change the numbers to letters.
Door knocking is excellent. But the epidemic has prompted us to find other ways of winning over voters.
Rakhia Ismail: I was a Labour Councillor in Islington for nine years. Here’s why I’ve joined the Conservatives.
While the Labour Party are very quick to accuse others of racism, they’re much slower to see it in their own ranks.