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.
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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?
David Gauke: We’re urged to return to the office – but Ministers must face the fact that the world of work is changing.
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.
Darren Grimes: “Hey folks, eat out and spend more – no, not you, fatty. And here’s a new tax for you, consumer-friendly online retailer.”
We should have a laser-like focus on reducing the tax burden, instead of relying on nannying to get us off of our bottoms.
Andy Street: One, two, three – it’s a hat-trick of coming Conservative Party conferences for Birmingham
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.
Grant Shapps: Why I’m in Manchester today to help kick-start better, greener and more modern transport for the North
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.
Competitions for major public works can bring in private capital and bolster innovation – but the Civil Service must learn to let go.
On this day each year, we celebrate the first steam engine hissing into operation. And retain the decisive vision that powers progress.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
Ryan Bourne: Sunak shouldn’t try today to restore pre-virus Britain. It’s gone – and we must now adapt.
What normalisation should mean is the return to a functioning market economy where our wants and needs are met in today’s circumstances.
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
This is 25 times the number of skilled work permits issued each year to non-EU citizens and their dependants.