That’s why last week I launched my transport plan for the West Midlands – an ambitious, 20-year vision of how our constituent boroughs will be linked in the coming decades.
We have already cut our carbon emissions by nearly half in ten years, combined with sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
The march of technology stops for nothing – not even Brexit – and the businesses and regions which embrace it will be the winners of the future.
Success in politics is about delivering the goods. This should provide encouragement to the local associations who fared less well last week.
In Birmingham, rail has recently become the leading mode for commuting – overtaking the car. This makes it the only city outside London where this is true.
“We want to kick-starting a transport revolution that steers our population towards healthier ways of getting from A to B.”
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
The second part of our series this week on May’s elections, moving on to the metropolitan areas that are electing in thirds.
It’s about leadership; it’s about making a success of Brexit, and it’s about ending that litany of Labour failure.
We need sectoral centres of excellence that strengthen our economy, create higher wage jobs and help us trade across the globe.
There are better ways to close the deficits in workplace schemes than shifting the burden to the state and giving employers an unfair advantage.
This week we examine another region where the main parties fought themselves to a stalemate, whilst UKIP positioned themselves for future success.
Our latest battleground profile explores the West Midlands, where Labour and the Tories are locked in something close to a high-stakes, traditional, two-party fight.
Fascinating research from the Fabian Society.