The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
Posts Tagged: Economy
The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
There have been compromises on both sides and the DUP says it cannot support the new Withdrawal Agreement. But what’s actually in it and what’s new?
At stake here is whether Britain ultimately repatriates meaningful economy policy, or remains only ever one small step away from EU re-entry.
WATCH: “We will have dynamic free market capitalism.” The Prime Minister’s Party Conference speech in full
“If parliament were a laptop, then the screen would be showing the pizza wheel of doom. If parliament were a school, Ofsted would be shutting it down.”
Boris Johnson: “Let’s get Brexit done. Let’s bring our country together.” Full text of his conference speech.
“Let’s finally believe in ourselves…We have always had the courage to be original, to do things differently, and now we are about to take another giant step.”
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Their words, like Johnson’s visit itself, look more like more gambits in a blame game than a genuine change of heart.
The West Midlands provides a case study for the UK in how connectivity can transform an area by linking its communities, its geography, its businesses and its people.
Patrick Spencer: What the new Government should do to ensure migrants are better skilled – and supported
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is today releasing a report that brings a level-headedness to the debate that is sorely needed.
Beyond the blame game, it could bolster his argument for a decisive resolution on Brexit and provide cover for an increase in spending.
Daniel Hannan: For Brexit to work, power must be stripped from the quangocrats – and returned to people we elect
Over the past three years, we have seen large chunks of our bureaucracy – civil servants, quangocrats and other officials – working to frustrate the referendum result.
The new Prime Minister needs to dream a dream for all of us, and then put in place the political measures to make it a reality.
Alexander Temerko: Without a softer Brexit, the Conservatives will be destroyed. Who can best deliver it – Hunt or Johnson?
Speaking to many donors at the Birmingham hustings on Saturday, I found that the Foreign Secretary’s quiet assurances were more attractive to them.