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Anand Menon: Our latest research finds that the Conservatives are divided on economics, but united on culture.
The Tories have an interest in a focus on values. Reports suggest that some in Downing Street are encouraging Johnson to launch a ‘war on woke’.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Darren Grimes’ proposal to re-open the mines would produce fewer jobs, attract less investment, and sell our region short.
Darren Grimes: Since we must use coal, why import it all – when we could instead create jobs by mining it in the North-East?
In 2018, just to transport 4.7million tonnes of Russian coal was equivalent to a whopping 130 jumbo jets whizzing, non-stop, around the globe for a year.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
Tony Lodge: Britain’s creaking, outdated energy system has been exposed by this crisis. It’s time for a greener future.
While the pandemic has been challenging for the National Grid, it also presents the perfect opportunity for change.
We need to install more electric vehicle charging points, plant kelp farms, and offer Council Tax discounts for environmentally-friendly gardening.
Tony Lodge: A Carbon Border Tax will stop Britain hiding its emissions abroad and protect jobs at home
When the UK claims to be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions it is often simply offshoring them.
More staff are being recruited in the town hall. We would give priority to free parking to boost our high streets.
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Our survey. Over half of Party members give a thumbs-up to fracking – so dissenting from Johnson’s manifesto.
They don’t believe that the Government’s moratorium on it is justified by the evidence about safety.
These results are moderately encouraging for Boris Johnson and his team as they head towards this autumn’s COP26 summit in Glasgow.
Our survey. Almost half of Party members believe that human activity is driving global warming. Almost a third don’t.
Our sense is that Conservative MPs will be very roughly where our panel is – although we have to admit that we’ve no evidence for that.