In the run up to the White Paper on Levelling Up, our interview with the former Chancellor opens this week’s ConHome series on localism.
They described Johnson as a “dictator”, and want a local champion. The Conservatives have now selected their candidate.
As the Mayor, I will keep taxes low, stop a congestion charge, support business and the police, and deliver the new Northern Forest.
The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.
The sad truth is that many local Labour councils and local bureaucracies don’t want it: they’re scared of it.
Plus: After the kidnapping of this Christian girl, we should cut off aid to Pakistan. And: Muslims must face up the fact that terror is claimed in their name.
By the end of these meetings, I was invariably left with the overwhelming feelings that we would not let an animal we loved be treated in such a way.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
Thousands of computers are being distributed for home education. But not enough is being done to check they are being used.
The investigation, after all, concerns the systematic rape of underage girls. The non-reaction to it says much about our culture and times.