A powerful coalition of the comfortably-off want to freeze this country in aspic. Ministers must resist them.
Posts Tagged: Green Belt
Its benefits would also extend to our own health and wellbeing.
Sooner or later this problem is going to hit the Tories – hard – due to the demographics the party needs to attract at the next election.
Andy Street: Ahead of the local elections, I want to pay tribute to the dedicated team working to win the support of the West Midlands
I am very conscious that I am only one of 141 Conservative candidates campaigning in these elections.
I love my new flat. But I’m also sick of moving. We renters need a Greta Thunberg of the housing crisis.
MPs seem to think ‘it doesn’t affect me, so I’ll think about it later’ when they hear complaints from Generation Rent.
The choice facing voters on May 6 is simple: do we accelerate the progress of the last four years, or do we go back to the old failing approach?
Andy Street: I haven’t raised a mayoral tax during my term, and commit to not doing so if I’m re-elected
It’s not surprising that I do things differently, since I came to the role from a business background, rather than via the world of politics.
Ben Southwood: The Government’s housing plans need to be refined – not scrapped. They will work if the detail is got right.
These figures will change substantially in the final version of the algorithm, especially because it will take into account green belt restrictions.
Daniel Pryor: Reducing homelessness. Housing First is a liberal approach based on harm reduction. We need more of it
When Crisis is saying the same thing as the Centre for Social Justice and ourselves at the Adam Smith Institute, politicians should listen.
Labour has increased the Council Tax, doubled the number of senior officials, and seen Children’s Services go from “outstanding“ to being placed in special measures.
Andy Street: Brownfield First works in the West Midlands. The Conservatives should commit to rolling it out elsewhere.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
The rest of our economy is shifting to greater sustainability. The system to provide places to live should do the same.
A Guardian author suggesting otherwise is wrong. The picture we get is of mostly stable land ownership.
Chloe Westley: Bashing Corbyn is not enough. The Conservatives need to offer more homes, lower taxes – and a clean Brexit.
People may be switching off when they hear negative stories about him, in the same way that Americans ignored Hillary Clinton’s warnings about Trump.
Johnson’s latest column on the issue might avoid even mentioning it, but the debate is about how far we go, not whether we do it.