Rigid, centralised planning rules are preventing Britain’s towns from adapting organically to changes in how we live, work, and shop.
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What you may have missed about the Conservative Manifesto 4) It turns the screw against the BDS campaign
The move marks an intensification of the division of foreign policy along communalist lines – a regrettable development,
Jack Airey: How to unleash the power of the Union 2) Infrastructure can reinforce the United Kingdom
Upgrading the UK’s infrastructure is an opportunity to bind places closer through trains and trade.
We cannot afford to have so much at risk of bandwidth bottlenecks in Westminster and Whitehall. It’s time to kickstart decentralisation.
Robert Jenrick: Every council should ready itself for Brexit – deal or no deal – at the end of October
Every authority in England should appoint a Brexit lead, who will work hand in hand with me and my team in central government.
The rest of our economy is shifting to greater sustainability. The system to provide places to live should do the same.
The former Work and Pensions Secretary gives his view in the final article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
Each contender was able to write directly to the almost 7,500 locally elected Conservatives – a sizeable and influential part of the electorate.
“Spot on” policy questions to Johnson and Hunt in Birmingham yesterday showed Tory activists as they really are.
Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson: Why Johnson is the best choice for the Party. For our town, Swindon. And for the country.
We are MPs who supported Remain and Leave respectively, and are looking for a Prime Minister who will be realistic and honest with the EU.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
If we are talking about real power and acceptance, then women should comprise 50 per cent of the representation in politics, locally and nationally.
Local elections 2) The contest with Labour. A mixed bag for the Opposition to the very end. They gain Gravesham.
They’ll bank what good news they can get, but net losses of councillors and authorities is not what they had hoped for.
Local elections 4) The minor parties: Greens surge, UKIP collapse, localists and independents thrive
Could the absence of the Brexit Party explain in part the enormous increase in the number of ‘Others’ being returned?