But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
Posts Tagged: Freeports
Daniel Hannan: A Levelling Up Fund will not, on its own, turn Sunderland into Singapore. Localism will take us closer, though.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
Kieran Cooke: Levelling up cannot be all things to all people. Here are some of the challenges of turning soundbite into reality.
The Government’s ambition is commendable, however, the scale of the challenge is significant.
Voters who felt taken for granted by Labour, have a Conservative Mayor fighting hard on their behalf.
Imagine if the Thatcher Government had sought to run the City from Whitehall. The self-defeating militancy seems to have been discarded.
David Gauke: Is Britain really set to become a low tax, less regulated, free trading, buccaneering country?
Despite a surprisingly liberal migration policy, the bulk of the post-Brexit evidence so far suggests not.
The Government got “Brexit done” – and now wants to deliver on its pledge to spread “opportunity across the whole United Kingdom”.
The Prime Minister listened supportively, but jiggled his right knee up and down in a manner suggestive of unbearable mental tension.
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
Ben Houchen: The Budget. On Wednesday, Sunak must hear the voice of the North – and kickstart a new era of job creation.
The “Red Wall” communities in my area overwhelmingly backed Johnson in the last election, and it’s essential that the faith they put in him is returned.
It will deliver clean and high value development across Britain’s best growth region.
If the Spartans hadn’t held out against the pleas of our colleagues then Britain would have been trapped in a customs union with no way out.
A Thames Freeport will be a magnet for new investment, jobs, skills development and the adoption of greener technology.
Linking the Ports of Felixstowe and Harwich would create a strategic hub linking the UK with suppliers and customers across the globe.
Ben Houchen: My advice to the Prime Minister. Go green for more jobs in the Red Wall – and double down on levelling up.
The fourth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.