Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
While it’s important to focus on the ‘R’ rate in tackling covid, we must also balance health concerns against two other Rs – recovery versus recession.
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council must be scrapped for proper accountability to have a chance. Greater local accountability is needed.
Standing by while the law is broken does not make officers, peaceful protesters, members of the public (or statues) any safer.
Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
How the Conservatives are winning and Labour losing the working class – a pattern that the latter’s leadership candidates are set to repeat.
I commit to ensuring that education standards improve, and to back a freeport and eco-innovation enterprise zones.
A serious devolution agenda would champion freedom from the suffocating tendrils of risk-averse Whitehall mandarins.
This governance model’s real flaw is a complete lack of checks and balances on executive powers. I hope in 2020 we will end it.
The attack in Bristol was not lighthearted high spirits but a thoroughly unpleasant instance of intimidation. The university authorities must maintain free speech.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
The focus on leaving the EU needs to be balanced by a powerful new Department for Growth, with a mandate to devolve power and drive up regional prosperity.
It’s time for Vote Leave to stop putting this progress in danger.
Charging residents for using their local parks is not the answer.