We should be aggressively backing UK manufacturing, science and green tech as a key plank of our recovery.
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The production of reusable PPE in such places as Rother Valley would tie in with the North’s vital role in the UK’s green recovery.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
James Frayne: More welfare spending. A business tax avoidance clampdown. The new economic policy that voters will want.
One area that has had relatively little attention, but could get much more, is the behaviour of commercial landlords across the country.
Richard Holden: Labour has socially distanced from voters in my seat – and others in the north and midlands. Starmer won’t change that.
The party is pinned down where it feels at home – in its new heartlands of central London, the middle of major cities and the University towns.
Neil O’Brien: Salvaging the economy. Could we just live with more borrowing for a bit? Maybe, maybe not.
Hopefully it will be crisis averted, and we’ll have a bit more time to fix the hole. But sooner or later, difficult choices on tax and spending are coming.
James Frayne: The challenges of the Coronavirus to working families outside the prosperous South East
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
Richard Holden: How the Budget will help former Red Wall seats in the north – like the one I represent
The fact that Darlington station was explicitly addressed in his statement is a great sign of how swiftly the Chancellor has mastered the detail of his brief.
Budget 2) John Glen: The challenges we face of the virus and of weak productivity can’t be met by the repetition of small state mantras
The Chancellor’s measures leave us well prepared to tackle its short-term challenges as well as helping to shape the long-term trajectory of the economy.
The election delivered Conservative MPs located precisely in the industrial areas that are vulnerable to the government’s own policy of divergence.
“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.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
Marr puts the argument to the Brexit Secretary that the project’s costs are running out of control.
James Frayne: Ten errors that Conservatives must avoid making about the new working class voters who backed them last month
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.