We also back demolishing our 48 high rise towers and replacing them with the houses we need. But we also need the correct infrastructure to support them.
Posts Tagged: Ruth Davidson MSP
Peter Franklin: Ruling political tribes 2) The Conservatives. Gove is now in a position to emerge as kingmaker – or, just maybe, as King.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Interview: Boles says that National Insurance should become National Health Insurance – and fund the NHS
“We need to give it its own clear funding stream that is then permanently separate. For all its flaws, is almost the only bit of the British state that is genuinely loved.”
it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
A catspaw of Osborne? A competitor to Policy Exchange? A resource for a modernising leadership candidate? The truth is more subtle and interesting.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
Futhermore, the Government needs to sharpen up its sense of mission. And there is a heap of talent on the Tory backbenches.
Both of the national parties are built around different attitudes to economic policy, and the Scottish Parliament’s new responsibilities will force tough choices on the SNP.
Also: Sargeant’s son to contest his seat at Welsh by-election; and Labour may use direct rule to align Northern Irieland with the mainland on abortion and gay marriage.
We want Davidson in Scotland. We also want her in the Commons. We can’t have both – and she has made her choice. The right one.
Her confirmation that she is staying to fight the 2021 Holyrood elections binds her fortunes to May’s.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
The DUP leader has not yet shown she knows how to make the strange machinery set up in Stormont work.
Peter Franklin: Introducing GovOpposition. How the Tories can reinvent themselves in office. And who’s doing it best.
While the responsibilities of government must be shouldered, there’s no doubting the need for a time of renewal – one as profound as in any period of opposition.
The Tories are working hard not just to argue but to demonstrate that Scottish interests are best served within British institutions and frameworks.