Ever since the EU referendum, there’s been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
Posts Tagged: Countryside
If he is looking for a legacy beyond Brexit, then ‘rural proofing’ all government policy would be a good place to start.
Damian Flanagan: What drives the Conservatives’ underlying problems? For answers, ponder our exile from the cities of the north.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
A Guardian author suggesting otherwise is wrong. The picture we get is of mostly stable land ownership.
Tony Hockley: Taking back control of agriculture must mean empowering local communities, not Whitehall
In the New Forest, where I live, a local system of consent maintains a fragile balance. Gove’s Agriculture Bill must not replace the CAP with another threat.
While some may argue that this article would be better suited on a Labour Party site, to me the idea of protecting ways of life from extinction is as conservative as it gets.
James Frayne: May is right to drop her vote on the hunting ban – it should never have been in the manifesto in the first place
At best, people don’t think about the issue. But as soon as they do, they overwhelmingly support the ban. A vote would have been hugely damaging.
Tom Hunt: Fox hunting. I was a candidate in an urban seat. And I can tell you that it did no real damage to our support.
May’s view had no impact on the polls. It was only later after the Conservative manifesto was published that our poll numbers begun to deteriorate.
A free vote on repeal gives legislators the opportunity to review the impact of the fox hunting ban. No wonder the law’s supporters are nervous.
Nadhim Zahawi: A message from Labour voters in my seat that I’ve never heard before. They’re backing a Conservative Prime Minister.
I truly believe that this election will finally banish the tribal, class-driven polarisation of workers versus bosses. That rhetoric will be firmly placed in the dustbin of history.
Tom Hunt: So you welcome OFCOM’s new BBC scrutiny role? Don’t. Here’s why it could make matters worse.
It turns out that the arbiter for all but a relatively narrow range of complaints will be the BBC’s own Unitary Board.
Greater understanding, and better co-operation, would aid the nation.
Do we want a New Zealand model of little or no support, or a Norwegian model of high levels of support designed to keep farmers on the land?
Nadhim Zahawi: New support for those yearning to own their own homes. The Government is delivering on housing.
We must preserve our beautiful countryside – but we must also continue to find places to build homes where people can live. There has to be a balance.