The saga shows how vulnerable Britain’s planning system can be to high profile, articulate pressure groups.
Posts Tagged: Jeremy Corbyn
His fixation on trying to outmanoeuvre his opponents makes it less clear what he stands for.
John O’Connell: Presiding over the biggest tax burden in 70 years is surely a legacy Johnson must be keen to avoid
In one of an occasional series we are running in advance of the Budget, some radical suggestions for kickstarting the British economy.
As nearly 70 of the party’s MPs successfully campaigned to remove 30 criminals from a flight, their leader has gone quiet. Again.
James Blagden: The Government cannot assume its majority is safe. It must continue to win over “Contract Conservatives”.
56 per cent of these voters were persuaded by the Conservatives’ pledge to “Get Brexit done”, compared to 34 per cent of other Tory voters.
Andrew Haldenby: The private sector has delivered in this crisis – creating the UK’s outstanding network of test centres
We have been so self-critical over NHS Test and Trace that we have failed to recognise an incredible public service achievement.
Adrian Pascu-Tulbure: As the recent US election showed, the minority vote is no longer automatically Democrat
There are all sorts of explanations about why people voted the “wrong” way. But the simplest may be the appeal of conservative values.
We must demonstrate that we are able to protect the values that people cherish, and provide the means through which their lives can be improved.
The Prime Minister will be rejected by the aspirational working class that voted for him in large numbers if he cannot win this battle.
Alexander Woolf: My economic views are mainstream – but have been almost impossible to air at Britain’s universities
Many of these institutions claim to be “safe spaces”. Not if you voted Conservative, though.
The leader of the party has been quick to take action. But changing it for good will take time.
David Lidington: My friend David Gauke is wrong. Liberal Tories should still feel at home in the Conservative Party.
Our electoral success has rested in large measure on an ability and willingness to adapt to the realities of social and economic change.
Keir Starmer: For all his “forensic brilliance”, the Labour leader’s chances at the next election are overhyped
His barrister credentials have impressed the media. But they will only take him so far in the future election.
“I’m proud of the economic agenda we put forward”.
The latest polls clarify the choice: either Johnson gets it done, or a Corbyn-led government blocks it. A vote for Farage is a vote for the latter.