The region is still strong Labour territory. We must ensure that Andy Street is at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Economically, we are winning long before the first medal is presented.
So I took myself off to Lords with Crispin Blunt, Lord Haselhurst, and Tracey Crouch for some serious cricket.
By working closely with Government to target investment, we have rekindled that creative spark that is one again catching the eye of the world.
The inevitable criticism of resale platforms is both frustrating and just wrong. Critical attention needs to be directed far more to the dealings of the primary market.
There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
It is mistaken to believe that the British people are collectively optimistic, happy-go-lucky, and modernity-obsessed – and on the same wavelength as those that are.
Bringing services together under one roof would be enormously beneficial, both financially and socially.
The desire to protect your home is as universal as the desire to love, to work and to raise a family. Why should protecting your country be any different?
The co-location of libraries and leisure centres means lower maintenance costs. It also allows opening hours to be extended.
Davies faces an overflowing in-tray, but DCMS does not have the power to address many of the biggest challenges facing the sector.
In the face of our challenges, we often forget about our many opportunities, our potential and what we already have to celebrate.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
From Wilson to Major, and from general elections to devolution referendums, the beautiful game has played an important role for decades.