The Prime Minister will be rejected by the aspirational working class that voted for him in large numbers if he cannot win this battle.
Posts Tagged: North East
Andrew Mitchell: I used to be adamantly opposed to all forms of assisted dying. Here’s why I’ve changed my mind.
By the end of these meetings, I was invariably left with the overwhelming feelings that we would not let an animal we loved be treated in such a way.
There are special gains in luxury cars, migration and services – as Australia looks away from the Pacific and we stride in into the wider world.
Workers who are effectively modern slaves have been put into the position of having to choose either to work or starve during lockdown.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
New opportunities for our exporters, and the foundations for a powerful international partnership with the clout to take on Brussels or Beijing.
Darren Grimes’ proposal to re-open the mines would produce fewer jobs, attract less investment, and sell our region short.
Darren Grimes: Since we must use coal, why import it all – when we could instead create jobs by mining it in the North-East?
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.
Ray O’Rourke: A technological revolution is underway in construction. Here’s how the Government can speed it up.
A new approach has allowed building work to take place offsite, leading to gains in productivity and creating long-term, well-paid jobs.
Richard Holden: Labour must work with new Red Wall Tory MPs for the common good – or it will be swept aside
Shotley Bridge hospital was mentioned in Parliament three times in ten years by my predecessors; and as often by me in the last six months.
Richard Holden: A call to CCHQ. Spare no effort to help us consolidate our breakthrough in the North East during next year’s elections.
I’ve noticed in my constituency that, to parts of the community, I am a disruption to the local natural order.
Imran Ahmad Khan: After this pandemic, the UK must end its reliance on the China-centric supply chain.
It’s time Britain re-established itself as an industrious, manufacturing nation – by strengthening its capacity in Yorkshire and the North-East.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
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.
Neil O’Brien: R & D. We invest disproportionately in the first at the expense of the second. Here’s how to improve.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.