Plus: Waltham Forest’s proposed “consultancy support for a strategic reset” sounds like something from David Brent.
Posts Tagged: Leicester
Bill Bowkett: The pandemic has shown the value of localism. But the Government seems to be ignoring this lesson.
A hyper-localised approach means decisive action with local residents and businesses in mind.
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”.
Neil O’Brien: The next algorithm disaster – coming to a Conservative constituency near you. This time, it’s housing growth.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
While it’s important to focus on the ‘R’ rate in tackling covid, we must also balance health concerns against two other Rs – recovery versus recession.
Giving people greater confidence to return to our high streets is a vital part of the recovery effort.
Workers who are effectively modern slaves have been put into the position of having to choose either to work or starve during lockdown.
Luke Evans: Snapshot from Bosworth. We haven’t beaten the Coronavirus. But nor are we letting it beat us.
The vast majority of those who follow the rules have enabled those of us outside Leicester to avoid a second lockdown so far.
It is the Conservatives who have spoken out over illegal and dangerous exploitation at local factories.
“There are some quite significant concerns about the employment practices in some of the clothing factories in Leicester,” he says.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson would rather be “Wrong but Wromantic” than “Right but Repulsive”
Starmer finds himself the bearer of bad news, a Roundhead reproaching the Cavalier PM for holding out the prospect of a rosy future.
“We will act in future to ensure we protect the health of the entire country…We are the builders, they are the blockers.”
I see my role as being that of an honest broker in a fluid situation. I’m determined not to put information out because I want to be first with the news.
Narinder Singh: Race-shaming. The baiting by the Left of Mirza, Javid and Patel – simply for daring to be Conservatives.
Some seem to believes that they have a right to own the support of ethnic minority voters. Which they don’t.
The new Leader of the Opposition looked more at ease than the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, standing in for Boris Johnson.