New research today by WPI Strategy categorically proves that the business rates burden is highest in northern towns such as Barrow and Leigh.
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How can ministers claim to be ‘levelling up’ the country when they are slashing targets for the North and Midlands in favour of the overcrowded South?
Profile: York – and its potential role as Parliament’s new home, a Johnson joke which could become serious
Hoyle and Fowler are deeply opposed to the move, but Labour voters in the North of England like the sound of it.
James Frayne: More welfare spending. A business tax avoidance clampdown. The new economic policy that voters will want.
One area that has had relatively little attention, but could get much more, is the behaviour of commercial landlords across the country.
Richard Holden: Labour has socially distanced from voters in my seat – and others in the north and midlands. Starmer won’t change that.
The party is pinned down where it feels at home – in its new heartlands of central London, the middle of major cities and the University towns.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
Eddie Hughes: Our values must drive CCHQ. That means moving it to a town or small city – not a big one.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
Neil O’Brien: There are still weeks to go, but for backbenchers like me, campaign 2019 feels much, much better than 2017
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Specifically for anti-Brexit politicians, the path to creating such a party lies firmly on what we think of as the Left;
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
James Frayne: After Copeland, May should plan to cull posh southern Ministers – and promote northerners
Voters in seats outside London and the South-East need to be forced to think about the Tories in a different way.
The harsh truth is that, nearly seven years into Conservative-led Government, we are still living beyond our means.