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?
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.
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.
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
In the second piece in our mini-series, the Chair of Homes for the North argues that driving public investment in housing towards the South East is not sustainable.
We in the regions must accept that it will be up to us to provide the detailed data that will help to monitor the success of investment made.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
The project has its vocal supporters, but there are many areas in the North of England which it will not help at all.
Its success in innovative industries is based on an R&D-intensive, novel-product-based, export-oriented business model. One that the UK should adopt.