The most startling element is its one big dive outside the workings of the Tory machine: he wants the leader’s powers to draw up the manifesto to be reined in.
Posts Tagged: Eric Pickles MP
There is no case, however, for drift – for the partnership with the firm to carry on as though nothing much has changed since last June’s disappointment.
Election 2017: Karen Lumley and Andrew Turner stand down. Here’s the list of other MPs also doing so to date.
A running list of the current Members of Parliament, of all parties, who aren’t seeking to stand again.
Corbyn could not shake May, but Robertson for a moment disconcerted her.
As the council taxpayer’s friend he transformed municipal culture.
John Major secured more votes than any other Prime Minister in unpromising circumstances – but ‘stretching the elastic of democracy’ would cost the Party dearly.
Housing. We need a Macmillan-style drive to build new homes – even if it means loosening the Green Belt
Javid’s plans are shaping up to be a last-ditch attempt to hit his target within the constraints of the present system.
The recently departed Prime Minister is re-emerging – and working on his memoirs. He will want to project his greatest achievement: public service reform.
Blair’s changes ignored security in the name of raising turnout. It is time to correct that error.
A PFI contract fixing a cost to dispose of residual waste that was double the market rates.
Andrew Kennedy: What Denis Thatcher said about my car. And other things that shouldn’t happen to an agent.
Alternative Bank Holiday fare to more on Corbyn and Momentum.
The new Communities Secretary sees the construction of more homes as his priority. It is a daunting political mission.
Peter Golds: The Government must implement the Pickles proposals, and task the police with tackling election fraud
There is a huge amount of work to be done to restore and defend our democracy.
Sir Eric’s proposals are a welcome first step towards restoring trust in the ballot box, but photographic evidence is the essential gold standard.
This most basic local service is under increased threat.