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Posts Tagged: Manchester
We still do not understand Spanish flu – so no wonder the danger posed by the coronavirus is unquantifiable
The NHS issues studiously calm advice, and we wait to see whether the disease can be contained.
“The North of England needs new rail lines that go East-West and North-South.”
This site would scrap the scheme. But sunk political costs as well as economic ones are likely to keep this Cameron modernisation legacy project chugging on and on.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
Eddie Hughes: Our values must drive CCHQ. That means moving it to a town or small city – not a big one.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
The mood of this conference has been supportive but apprehensive. And now we are finally seeing the outlines of Johnson’s negotiating plan.
In comments given to ConservativeHome after the incident he said “The police have not contacted me at all” but that he “apologise[s] unreservedly”.
Priti Patel: I will give the police the powers they need to defeat crime. Full text of her conference speech
“This daughter of immigrants, needs no lectures from the North London metropolitan liberal elite.”
Lord Ashcroft’s Conference Diary: Could Tory MPs be whipped to vote that they don’t have confidence…in their own Government?
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
If we are serious about rebalancing, we could move the capital from London to Manchester.
A serious devolution agenda would champion freedom from the suffocating tendrils of risk-averse Whitehall mandarins.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester is responding to the Prime Minister’s new commission, which aims to independently re-assess the value of the project.
We cannot afford to have so much at risk of bandwidth bottlenecks in Westminster and Whitehall. It’s time to kickstart decentralisation.