Our Union Connectivity Review will favour routes that serve this aim – be they the A75, the A55 in north Wales or the air corridors to Northern Ireland.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
It’s not surprising that I do things differently, since I came to the role from a business background, rather than via the world of politics.
The success in procurement and distribution prompts the question of what else we are outstandingly good at.
The third piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
For too long, the workhorse of public transport has been a poor relation compared to trams and rail.
The towns of the North East, left behind for generations by Labour, will need to see their Conservative MPs forging a durable path to a future.
The Transport Secretary has set up a reform committee which is getting ready to use the pandemic to rout the Luddites in the rail unions.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Plus: On Last Night of the Proms, I get in touch with my inner Farage. And: On Brexit, it’s crunch time as the end of transition approaches.
We should have a laser-like focus on reducing the tax burden, instead of relying on nannying to get us off of our bottoms.
This decision reiterates the political importance of the UK’s cities to our party – and we must aim for a blue-led council in 2022.
Our initiative will bring together Ministers, Mayors and council leaders, to thrash out ways of building new infrastructure during the life of this parliament.
As a general set of principles for the UK global aims, we would do well to turn for inspiration and leadership to Churchill and Roosevelt’s Atlantic Charter.