The pandemic has regularly pitched the economy and health on different sides of the policy response. This is a false choice.
The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.
The sad truth is that many local Labour councils and local bureaucracies don’t want it: they’re scared of it.
There are very, very few shows where you can see life here on your screens, or hear our accents.
The Government got “Brexit done” – and now wants to deliver on its pledge to spread “opportunity across the whole United Kingdom”.
The “Red Wall” communities in my area overwhelmingly backed Johnson in the last election, and it’s essential that the faith they put in him is returned.
Plus: Why are Police and Crime Commissioners asking for more money for keyrings and stress balls?
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
Joe Anderson, Liverpool’s Mayor, and other city council leaders in the north have joined together to say that they “do not support further economic lockdowns”.
“This new headquarters will provide the Party with a base at the heart of the blue wall. Because we’re in it for the long haul. “
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
This is 25 times the number of skilled work permits issued each year to non-EU citizens and their dependants.
The poorest pupils suffer the most from being out of school. But Leeds Council has sat firmly on the fence.
It’s not only a matter of highly-skilled jobs for working class people. Firms like these gives cities like Derby a sense of immense civic pride.