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Residents wondering when it will be collected will be able to vouch for the failure of the city’s testbed for a Corbyn administration.
Meirion Jenkins: Birmingham is the largest metropolitan authority in Europe – and one of the worst-run.
The structure and management of the council needs total reform. I would reduce the current 101 councillors to around 30.
Andy Street: In the West Midlands, inclusion is more than a buzzword. It’s turning our diversity into a strength.
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.
Ultimately, we are working to ‘design out’ homelessness entirely, by helping at-risk people before they get to a crisis point.
Hammond has one task only in next week’s Budget. To show that the Government is preparing for No Deal.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
Nevertheless, tax alone won’t solve our challenge. Instead we must reshape the high street experience – as we’re starting to do in the West Midlands.
It will also boost our economy and allow businesses to create new, modern jobs in an exciting growth sector.
The excuse is always that there aren’t enough beds in other places. How come Labour goes to Brighton, then?
It was May’s best conference speech as Conservative leader. But her One Nation pitch could be too late to save her.
This strangely unreal conference is a kind of passage between the stymied Chequers plan…and whatever happens next.
Tourism is thriving but while the city looks forward, the council is stuck in the past – failing to manage its finances properly.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
Digital is changing the way we live our lives. Councils can’t keep up unless the younger generation are part of the decision making process.
His understated, unpretentious, unexciting style of politics works well in the context of local government. Could it be transposed to Westminster?