Ministers have become more cautious when a policy requires legislation – and more radical when it doesn’t.
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Paul Abbott: The scandal of the Stockwell Bus Garage – and why we must build on brownfield land to get the homes we need
These two acres are used as an overnight cleaning shack – with no housing on top of it. Nothing. Zilch. Not a square metre of living room: just thin air.
Unless they’re headed off, difficulties at the ballot box threaten to bog down the process.
Denying the young opportunity while loading them with responsibility is a failure of Conservative values
A nation whose children are less well off than their parents is not doing its job.
The Government is in danger of trying to unpick the housing lock with the wrong key or, in exasperation, simply kicking the door down – which would be a vote-loser.
Greg Clark is keen to agree a deal with the sector rather than have to legislate – but he still carries that big stick as a last resort.
An attention-grabbing incident can lead to the knee-jerk policy-making, and distract from the real issue.
Aspiration is the calling card of an Opposition promising better days. Achievement is the product of a Government delivering them.
The core of his plan is that councils will be forced to build. We support the Chancellor’s end and salute his courage. But the means look dicey.
Across most of the western world, work is much harder to come by for young people than for the population as a whole.
If he can secure enough land from Whitehall departments to build 150,000 houses that would be a start. But only a start.
How smart factories could create jobs and end wage stagnation.
The notion that our economy can be fundamentally fixed or broken by a simple policy lever pulled in Downing Street is one with obvious appeal to the statist left.
The Conservative Manifesto’s commitment to garden cities where local people want them was a welcome demonstration of a willingness to provide housing supply.
Graeme Archer: There’s only one party of wealth redistribution in Great Britain, and it isn’t Labour
Right to Buy is back, baby, And it’s magnificent.