The harrowing personal story of Jihyun Park, followed by her selection as a Tory candidate in Bury, puts current political obsessions in perspective.
Posts Tagged: Lancashire
The third in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
The term is used to understand the views of people living in traditional Labour heartlands. But it’s more complicated than that.
Jonathan Werran: The Union and the English question. The answer is to let a hundred localist flowers bloom
The first in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Profile: Ben Wallace, one of Johnson’s Long Marchers, and a traditional but also irreverent Defence Secretary
Here is a politician educated at Sandhurst and on active service with the Scots Guards in Northern Ireland, not by reading PPE at Oxford.
The Prime Minister will be rejected by the aspirational working class that voted for him in large numbers if he cannot win this battle.
Forced, and arbitrary, local government reorganisation risks ignoring community wishes.
Richard Holden: On Wednesday, Sunak needs to show as much confidence in Britain as local publicans in North West Durham
It was superb to see responsible local businesses investing, and ensuring a safe and socially distanced experience for their customers.
Strikes are causing misery for train passengers. But don’t expect condemnation from Corbynista MPs – they are funded by the RMT.
Don’t try to please everyone. Focus on results not endless meetings. It doesn’t matter what it says in the minutes – nobody reads them.
The Government should intervene against council’s that fail to meet statutory deadlines – especially on proposals of national importance.
As a Kent MP, I’m delighted Canterbury is one of the sites chosen to host new training facilities.
Andrew Snowden: I’m proud that Lancashire County Council is the first to make a stand against non pre-stunned meat
This is not a ban on halal meat. It is an animal welfare issue – to end pain and suffering that we would not tolerate under any other circumstances.
We are prudently managing the finances while filling potholes and re-opening libraries.
For economic, moral and political reasons we should introduce a new generation of Enterprise Zones to heal the wounds of the 1980s.