The key to a good Brexit is empowering UK entrepreneurs to talk to their European counterparts and become ambassadors for Downing Street’s plan.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
We should not be tied to rules that often apply extreme versions of the precautionary principle that throttle new developments.
During this Budget run-up, many of those I met raised business rates as a killer, plus council tax, the apprenticeship levy, parking charges and corporation tax, too.
Brexit won’t be the most important factor shaping our growth over the next decade or so, whether we leave with an agreement or without one.
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
For far, far too long Downing Street dithered and delayed crucial decisions. Ministers need to commit to selling the agreed policy before its too late.
During the weeks and months ahead, Conservative MPs will need to use their heads as well as their hearts to reach the Brexit winning line.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
The myth has it that there never was such a plan – in fact, DexEU had a proposal to fulfil its promise of no ‘hard border’ while still overseeing a proper customs regime.
In a balanced economy, the north would produce around £70 billion more. Here is one way to help close that gap.
This type of relationship would reflect the existing pattern of UK-EU trade. It is a compromise that should win support amongst pragmatists.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
The first in a three-part ConHome mini-series on the Tory revival in the area since the Mayoral election of last May.