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Posts Tagged: Swindon
Andy Street: Let business beat politics – and let’s build the nation’s first Gigafactory in the West Midlands
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
We have made savings by selling off out of date police buildings, as well as scrapping the ranks of Chief Superintendents and Chief Inspectors.
This hugely important industry is undergoing rapid change. For the region that created the golden age of motoring, that’s an opportunity.
Jeremy Hutton: There are 6,047 empty council-owned commercial properties in the UK – what a shocking waste
Providing security, insurance, maintenance and renovation of these vacant properties costs £74 million a year. Many could be converted into housing.
Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson: Why Johnson is the best choice for the Party. For our town, Swindon. And for the country.
We are MPs who supported Remain and Leave respectively, and are looking for a Prime Minister who will be realistic and honest with the EU.
Running a unique waste to fuel facility, powered by solar energy, we are able to treat all of our municipal waste locally, creating a useful fuel for industry.
Stephen Booth: Brexit and the economy. There are ups, there are downs. But whatever happens, our fundamentals remain strong.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.
The answer seems likely to be yes. But there are still implications for the politics and economics of Brexit.
UKIP’s decline will probably allow the three main parties to each claim an increased vote share. Afterwards, the Tories will still be the largest party in local government.
Developers must hand over the payments agreed – and councils need to put more thought into spending it effectively.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
They have gone either way in successive elections, but their recent results show up electoral trends that helping the Tories.
It’s time for Vote Leave to stop putting this progress in danger.
A good school system underpins our economic growth.