In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
We need to decentralise and devolve where communities are trusted and empowered. Let’s encourage higher density together with good thoughtful design.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
The Manifesto is modest though the reality may prove more radical. Our most important challenge is to supply more attractive new homes.
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
The Chancellor says poor and homeless people have always suffered when Labour leaves an economic crisis, and a Corbyn government would be no different.
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
Some local authorities don’t even keep a record of whether the buildings are in use.
It was described earlier this week as ‘the election issue yet to bark’. But it seems that this sleeping dog has finally awoken.
And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
Labour MPs voted against the local government finance settlement. They would also scrap Ofsted, increase taxes, and delay Brexit.
Vital public services face a recruitment crisis because the cost of living deters applicants. Our report shows how the Tories can address this challenge.
Our survival as a party and arguably that of our nation itself depends on people having a stake in this country.
Our analysis shows that any political party will struggle to win a working majority if they fail to connect with the poorest voters across Britain.
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.