The Resolution Foundation’s new report is a serious piece of work, but its proposals to improve social care funding also bring political problems.
All teenagers should be taught at school about the structure of the British constitution – this would help improve the engagement and basis of knowledge for local government elections.
The key issue was planning, and our fate was sealed before the first leaflet was delivered. Developers would steamroller the council to get unwanted schemes approved.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
A safe place with the best schools, well maintained public spaces, sports facilities, and transport links make locations desirable
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
The Council is unpopular for approving tower blocks with no affordable homes and also for punishing motorists in a way that has cut trade for local shops.
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” the Prime Minister wrote when he stood down in January. And here he is.
It is too fragmented to deliver this successfully – so a senior Cabinet minister should be tasked with bringing about change.
A right to shared ownership would also be welcome. Boldness is needed to prevent a Corbyn Government.
If Truss wants to recast British politics as a fight between Tory liberalism and Labour reaction, she’ll have to make the Tories liberal first.
More homes doesn’t have to mean huge tower blocks. We need property that people want to live in – we can do this by intelligently and sustainably developing spare council land.
The Government has to balance the need to get lots more houses built with its duty to protect buyers from unscrupulous builders.
The terrible state of council housing across London undermines community spirit and encourages drug dealing and gang violence. The Mayor is failing to show any leadership.
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.