In the second piece in our mini-series, the Chair of Homes for the North argues that driving public investment in housing towards the South East is not sustainable.
Posts Tagged: South East
Neil O’Brien: R & D. We invest disproportionately in the first at the expense of the second. Here’s how to improve.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
Its success in innovative industries is based on an R&D-intensive, novel-product-based, export-oriented business model. One that the UK should adopt.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
The Tories are targeting Labour-held seats and the Liberal Democrats Tory-held ones, whilst Labour’s possible gains are probably out of reach.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
James Frayne: The new Prime Minister won’t triumph on Leave votes alone. Here’s how he can win some Remain supporters over.
The NHS, the environment, childcare: the creative energies of Team Johnson must be poured into new policies for these.
The Brexit Party wins the Euro-elections. The Liberal Democrats are second. Disaster for the two main parties.
The Conservatives are down to four MEPs: Hannan, McIntyre, Mobarik, and Van Orden.
Change is coming to our Party. We have listened. Don’t endanger the country for the sake of the instant gratification of protest.
It is easy to conclude that the Conservatives were the biggest losers. The question of who won is more complicated.
Tory difficulties are bound up with Brexit. Labour’s stretch wider, and are part of wider ones for social democratic and democratic socialist parties.
Specifically for anti-Brexit politicians, the path to creating such a party lies firmly on what we think of as the Left;
Chris Grayling: After so long a wait, let’s get on with it – and vote emphatically today for expansion at Heathrow
Today, Parliament can play a huge part in helping us achieve that post-Brexit vision, securing the long-term connections the country needs.
Full slates of Tory candidates have been achieved in the East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, South West and London (the first time in the capital since 1986).
They want to know that their political leaders aren’t racist or judgemental or stuck in a 1950s parody – but they aren’t interested in hearing about these ideas primarily.