Plus: Local authorities have deficits of over half a billion pounds. Police and Crime Commissioners should not be forced to employ deputies.
Posts Tagged: Liverpool
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
We don’t help people when we do it for them; but by helping them to help themselves.
Dowden, a David for our times, sees off the footballing Goliath. By whispering “boo!” At which the giant bursts into tears.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
[Editor’s warning: as the author of the famous originals pointed out, “there is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth”.]
Richard Sloggett: There will be no levelling up for Britain if there’s no levelling up for health. Here’s a plan to deliver it.
The pandemic has regularly pitched the economy and health on different sides of the policy response. This is a false choice.
Nottingham City Council paid nine staff over £100,000 a year. What did local taxpayers get for their money? A failed council-owned energy company.
The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.
Imagine if the Thatcher Government had sought to run the City from Whitehall. The self-defeating militancy seems to have been discarded.
Interview. Therese Coffey – “An element of a kinder politics is not calling other people bigots because you don’t agree with them.”
Here’s her take on Universal Credit, science, Liverpool, same-sex marriage – and her department. “Big thanks to the Jabs Army, we are the Jobs Army.”
The Government got “Brexit done” – and now wants to deliver on its pledge to spread “opportunity across the whole United Kingdom”.
Sajid Javid: Housing First helps to break the cycle of rough sleeping. So let’s scale it up and finish the job.
The Centre for Social Justice’s new report sets out in detail how the programme could be increased from 2,000 to 16,500 places.
Future deals will be important but they should be viewed as a means to an end rather than an end in of themselves
Alan Mak: Industrial strategy. Focus narrowly and don’t spread thinly – concentrating on key innovative sectors.
The third piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
Harry Fone: Reserves should be used to limit Council Tax rises. If this isn’t a “rainy day”, what is?
Plus: Why are Police and Crime Commissioners asking for more money for keyrings and stress balls?