The problem is that spiralling spending demands quickly use up the options which voters don’t notice. Eventually you need other big sources of revenue,
Posts Tagged: South East
Martyn Evans: How brownfield regeneration in the North can unleash the Government’s levelling-up agenda
Now is the time to build the partnerships and financial support that will enable us to deliver on a vision for our communities.
Bob Seely: The Government’s current approach to housing needs intelligent, sensitive reforms – not a complete overhaul
I take issue with Henry Hill’s recent article for ConservativeHome on the matter. Here’s why.
Nick King: Levelling up. The challenge is less defining it than delivering it, for which Johnson will need the private sector.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
Alex Crowley: NIMBYs may be vocal, but they do not represent the majority – who want more houses built
Housebuilding is actually popular, has been for years and this is true in every part of the country and for every demographic.
Daniel Hannan: Super Thursday’s results weren’t a victory for conservatism, but for our leader: Brexity Jezza
With economics, sleaze and environmentalism off the table, Labour is only left with the culture wars to fight the Tories on.
It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
Rehman Chisti: We must not level down the South East in pursuit of levelling up other areas of the country.
Medway, the unitary authority for my constituency of Gillingham and Rainham, is in the top 22 per cent of the most deprived areas for education in England.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
Robert Palmer: To support the levelling up agenda, the Government should follow Biden’s plan to tackle corporate tax avoidance
Voters across the political spectrum are united in their wish to see more done here.
I love my new flat. But I’m also sick of moving. We renters need a Greta Thunberg of the housing crisis.
MPs seem to think ‘it doesn’t affect me, so I’ll think about it later’ when they hear complaints from Generation Rent.
Failing to implement – or even entertain the notion of – change helps no-one, aside from perhaps a handful who use the health service for cheap populism.
The Government got “Brexit done” – and now wants to deliver on its pledge to spread “opportunity across the whole United Kingdom”.
Paul Howell and Heather Wheeler: Full HS2 is critical to our election commitment to rebalance the economy
We cannot waste the opportunity that our Government’s high-speed rail investment plans presents.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.