Nevertheless, tax alone won’t solve our challenge. Instead we must reshape the high street experience – as we’re starting to do in the West Midlands.
Posts Tagged: Cities
Andy Street: Here in the West Midlands, there’s a new kind of politics developing. We call it Urban Conservatism. And it’s winning.
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
Our new report outlines several practical steps that government, both locally and in Westminster, can take to prepare Britain’s mobile infrastructure.
The Welsh Conservatives have a new, 25-point policy plan to help us speak to the seven in ten voters who live in our urban centres.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
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.