In 2018, just to transport 4.7million tonnes of Russian coal was equivalent to a whopping 130 jumbo jets whizzing, non-stop, around the globe for a year.
It can provide councils that are more efficient, cost effective, and customer focused, without giving up accountability.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.
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.
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?
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
The Lib Dems have made net gains of 400 seats, so far.
Voters in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland should choose a Conservative – to bring new investment to the region.
The human condition is a sometimes conflicting mixture of reason and emotion.
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
For many voters, local elections boil down to which party will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost.
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
CCHQ is recruiting campaign managers to fight in areas Labour has long taken for granted.
Housing, roads and networks are three priorities for the Autumn Statement.