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Posts Tagged: Local government
Leigh Higgins: Post-Chequers, we need to explain more clearly what leaving the EU will now look like
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
As Sir Roger Scruton notes: “Architecture is a public art: whether we like it or not, we are forced to witness it.”
Given the long lead times involved in constructing new homes, we can’t afford to let the Government’s weakness or distracted state delay us.
Philip Booth: Housing. Why this Tory fascination with statism? Let’s give the market a chance instead.
In other words, let us do things a bit more like everywhere else in the world and a bit more like we used to in the UK.
My new report for the Centre for Policy Studies suggests ways in which government can be made more accountable.
What Brokenshire is up to as Communities Secretary, sorry, Housing Secretary, sorry, Communities Secretary
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
Grieve is right. The logic of a Government defeat today leads to a change of leadership – and a general election
Neither Tory MPs nor voters want a poll, but a paralysed Government and Parliament would make one all but unavoidable long before 2022.
The Vote Leave director is the onlie begetter of this cashfest. But we’ve said it before and say it again: Britain can’t tax its way to prosperity – or a better health service.
This second piece in our mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA argues that he has taken a few strong first steps – but that real results are needed.
Bob Seely: My housing challenge to think tanks. Devise a strategy that will prize social justice above economic liberalism.
In my constituency, we have a target of just over 640 homes a year. Our housing waiting list is 3,000.
Adam Wildman: How we respond to tragedies like Grenfell defines us – complacency and neglect must end for good
Maybe it’s because I grew up next to the tower, or that I lost a member of my family in the fire, but next week’s anniversary of the tragedy has an added poignancy for me.
Robert Halfon: Last week’s elections blazed a trail for fusing workers’ and metropolitan conservatism
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
Theresa May: Our practical politics is closer to voters than the partisan approach that increasingly consumes the left
As Leader of the Conservative Party, I want to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work during the local elections.
Nicky Morgan: For too long, the Party has appeased Brexiteer obsessives. It’s time for One Nation Tories to fight back.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.