It has, without consultation or a change in the law, slammed shut the principal way that investigating corruption of the register may be properly conducted.
In Birmingham, the Labour council is adamant about introducing its hated Congestion Charge; which will hit the poorest the hardest.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
And what of our voters who would be repelled by a pact with it? I can see the Lib/Lab slogan already: “Vote Blue, get Farage”.
The region is still strong Labour territory. We must ensure that Andy Street is at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Economically, we are winning long before the first medal is presented.
In the event, my friends and supporters applauded and embraced me. But there is still work to do to secure universal LGBT acceptance in the UK.
We cannot afford to have so much at risk of bandwidth bottlenecks in Westminster and Whitehall. It’s time to kickstart decentralisation.
You can’t ignore the existence of couples and families that you’ve actively supported in legislation.
Plus: How I was booed in Birmingham. On to Nottingham…via Exeter. And: who would I vote for, if I had a vote?
By working closely with Government to target investment, we have rekindled that creative spark that is one again catching the eye of the world.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.