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Posts Tagged: Glasgow
We need a positive alternative to encourage enterprise. That must include lower Business Rates and ending perverse planning rules.
Nick de Bois: The evidence and expertise exists to drive down knife crime – we need the political will to use it
Theresa May co-authored a report in 2012 which identified key lessons from a notable success story. Seven years later, why has so little been done?
Glaswegians have seen increases in their taxes – but no improvement in local services. This is why Conservatives are standing up for hard-working families.
Simon Marcus: Marxist ideology. Lax courts – and May’s legacy. All have helped to create the new era of gang crime.
While white boys are being saved in Glasgow, a new era of lawlessness has become rationalised in London – and will continue until our leaders come to their senses.
Glasgow has shown the alternative. We can build communities to show the young a better way than joining gangs.
A coordinated “public health” approach can work. But the focus must be at the borough level.
The most important lesson we took away from Bill Bratton’s New York office during the 1990s was all about co-ordination.
The City will see increased parking charges across the city as well as higher Council Tax. Road maintenance is neglected, yet £800,000 a year is spent on PR.
Albie Amankona: We need a real National Health Service – to make healthy living easy and unhealthy living difficult.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
Thomas Kerr: My mission as a Tory councillor in one of the poorest parts of Glasgow – the first there in a century.
The area has faced years of neglect from both establishment parties in Scotland, and that is why I was elected.
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
Iain Dale: Feel for the Grenfell judge. Nothing he could say or do would appease those who claim to speak for the victims.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
Unionist voters are switching to the Scottish Conservatives.