As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
Posts Tagged: Cities
Whoever leads the Conservatives into the next election needs to gamble some of its political capital on winning over young, urban voters.
This would surely encourage more participation amongst all age groups, by raising awareness of the benefits. The Commonwealth Games this year should spur us on.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Divert funds from easing tuition fees into funding Further Education; sensible railway investment in the North; and refocus devolution on cities.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
The Government must give new powers to local leaders to help England’s small town and cities help themselves.
Greater understanding, and better co-operation, would aid the nation.
His position as an adviser was more than decorative and he will be a loss. But as someone or other once put it, there is no alternative.
There are many different parts to the solution, and Policy Exchange’s Housing and Urban Regeneration Unit plans to find them.
Call that white flight if you like. Call it “white avoidance” if you must. I prefer to call it civilised, bourgeois, suburban safety.
The former Deputy Prime Minister delivered the Peter Hennessy Lecture at the Queen Mary University of London.