Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
Posts Tagged: The Coalition
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.
Ministers could eventually argue that in their view science suggests that fracking can be be done safely.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Guy Opperman: Only Capitalism can tackle the Climate Emergency – and our pension funds can lead the way.
We are taking a massive step forward by introducing new Environmental, Social and Governance regulations, or ESG for short.
The anti-business, anti-private property trajectory is doing it just as much damage – as exemplified in the field of housing and rent.
Fiyaz Mughal: Lewis genuinely cares – but the Party lacks transparency over its anti-Muslim problem. Here’s what it should do.
The final piece of our mini-series about anti-Muslim prejudice – and what the Government and Party should do about it.
Our new group, Conservatives in Communications, aims to help the Party rediscover the art of selling itself and its work.
His focus on leftish politics and local campaigning built the party into a potent force, but left it badly exposed to the dangers of coalition with the Conservatives.
Alex Morton: Are you angry with the Lords? If so, don’t threaten to abolish or elect it. Here’s a better reform.
It should be able to amend proposed legislation only once – or propose laws itself once, with the Commons only needing to vote against these to block them.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
That the company is a government customer isn’t the whole story. After all, few customers must manage the consequences of their supplier’s collapse.
Ministers need to be less political and more pragmatic about which technologies can sustain our economy in the decades ahead.
During the 1980s, the electoral function of the SDP/Alliance was to help the Conservatives win. This does not necessarily hold true 30 or so years on.