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Interview: George Osborne – “Whatever you’re doing in terms of devolution, double it. In terms of local taxation, double it.”
In the run up to the White Paper on Levelling Up, our interview with the former Chancellor opens this week’s ConHome series on localism.
The Government’s actions are also a sign of confidence in the combined authority model.
This isn’t about protecting the environment – it’s about making life hell for hardworking motorists.
Andy Street: Birmingham’s clean air zones will come down unfairly hard on local people. The scheme needs an urgent rethink.
While I support the principle of these zones, a poorly executed plan will bring up the cost of living.
Ben Bradley: My constituents aren’t interested in slanging matches in SW1. Potholes and parking, though…
The issues that were raised with us on doorsteps in the local elections were about our highways, town centre and green spaces.
Daniel Hannan: Super Thursday’s results weren’t a victory for conservatism, but for our leader: Brexity Jezza
With economics, sleaze and environmentalism off the table, Labour is only left with the culture wars to fight the Tories on.
He’s proof that your boat can be swept along by the same tide as others, but how you steer it is a matter of individual style.
But he looks to be a stronger candidate than he did four years ago, when he first stood to be West Midlands Mayor.
Andy Street: Ahead of the local elections, I want to pay tribute to the dedicated team working to win the support of the West Midlands
I am very conscious that I am only one of 141 Conservative candidates campaigning in these elections.
The choice facing voters on May 6 is simple: do we accelerate the progress of the last four years, or do we go back to the old failing approach?
He won narrowly in 2017 in a shock result. Another victory would signify more fundamental political change.
There are very, very few shows where you can see life here on your screens, or hear our accents.
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
Paul Howell and Heather Wheeler: Full HS2 is critical to our election commitment to rebalance the economy
We cannot waste the opportunity that our Government’s high-speed rail investment plans presents.