By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
Posts Tagged: Bristol
The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.
Harry Fone: Bristol is consulting on a Council Tax rise. But will it take any notice of the response?
Plus: Stoke cuts bloated management. Would Thatcher have approved of £100,000 of public funds for her statue?
Mark Shelford: Independent Police and Crime Commissioners are less accountable than party politicians
Their appeasement of unlawful protestors has gone unchallenged. A democratic party structure delivers checks and balances.
Neil O’Brien: The next algorithm disaster – coming to a Conservative constituency near you. This time, it’s housing growth.
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.
Bevin, the working-class John Bull who stood up to Stalin and has no successors in today’s Labour Party
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.
Daniel Hannan: One man driving to Durham imperils the nation’s health. But lots of protesters in London don’t. Have we all gone mad?
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.
Samuel Williams: Bristolians are being poorly served by their current Mayor – the most deprived are hit the hardest
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.