Its City Deal is an example of what our Government is doing to create and reinforce a virtuous circle of investment, success and prosperity in our urban areas.
Given the global demand for London, it’s a shame that we can’t have another one
As the Coalition’s fourth birthday approaches, we begin a series examining its record to date.
The Minister for Cities’ column returns. He will be looking at how local Conservatives are helping to transform the communities they live in for the better.
The Chancellor’s plan for it is good as far as it goes. But more new Garden Cities are needed to help solve our housing problems.
We must give other cities north of the capital more of a chance.
It’s all gone quiet in Downing Street – no wonder, perhaps, when any plan would spark fierce resistance.
He should try to have a return to the Commons wrapped up by next autumn’s Party Conference.
We should stand up aggressively for competition and against monopoly, and remedy market failure in housing, banking and the privatised utilities.
Largely unreported by the London media, power is being devolved through the City Deals programme, for which Greg Clark is responsible.
Conservatives should shed atavistic ideas of British-ness,
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