The effectiveness of voluntary groups and social enterprises in responding to the pandemic shows their potential.
Already bottom of the league of home nations in the PISA tables, this means we will fall further behind.
We must continue to devolve power to council taxpayers themselves – building on the legacy of the abolition of the Audit Commission.
“Special measures” are ineffective unless the failing culture is challenged. Local accountability is lacking.
The White Paper accepts that place-making and urban design play a vital role in the edification of the human person.
The Government would be wise to encourage people to limit their casual sexual partners and to commit to safer sex using condoms.
My grandad was born and raised in Jamaica. He went on to fight for Britain in the Second World War. He’s the reason I’m here today.
Allowing electric scooters could be part of that programme – with vast benefits for the community.
Ricky Bower: Some of the proposed planning reforms are welcome. But localism should not be sacrificed.
Blaming councils for delays is often unfair. Often the highways authorities delay providing the infrastructure needed.
In an open society, people and businesses have the freedom to move around; to take advantage of opportunity.
The grand plan is to drive landlords into evicting their tenants in order to sell. Where would they live?
Most said they had enough money. There was praise for Local Government Ministers – but exasperation with the Government overall.
Funding that was wasted by the EU should not be handed over to be wasted by the Welsh Government.
Unlike independent schools, there is a reluctance in state schools to encourage careers in the Services, which then impacts on diversity.
If we allow the Left to impose their own ideology as the unassailable cultural norm, then we diminish the responsibilities of elected office.