Yet the efforts of other local authorities to provide such opportunities have been derisory. Ministers give speeches but the Government has failed to act.
Little was achieved beyond inter-authority squabbling over priorities and endless consultants’ reports. The Local Enterprise Partnerships are much better.
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
The infrastructure needs to come first – then the housing.
Last time UKIP denied the Conservatives outright victories in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex. Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
They take place three months from tomorrow – as will Birmingham’s mayoral election and that Surrey council tax referendum.
To restore trust on the issue requires both sides to balance the pressures and gains of immigration.
We have an excellent police force but there are serious resource constraints.
A caring community makes every effort to look after its vulnerable and its victims of crime.
We still have too many empire builders who want everything to continue as it is, whilst bleating about ‘cuts’.
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