It cannot be eliminated altogether – at least without placing a steel curtain between Parliament and the people.
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Brandon Lewis: Thank you, Conservative members. Because of you, we did well in these elections. But this is just the start.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
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.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
Conservatives should restate the moral case for taxation and at the same time find innovative ways of revenue raising that are both popular and effective.
Just 0.6 per cent of London homes – and 0.8 per cent nationally – are vacant for more than six months. That’s down hugely in recent years.
Embracing this crude Marxist fiction has put the Conservative Party at risk of lasting electoral damage, particularly in London.
We need to safeguard local residents and and traditional businesses.
This problem may have started abroad, but it is now here, in our own society. It must be dealt with.
Tina Stowell: The question that voters are asking in this election is – who’s with us, and who’s against us?
Last June’s Brexit vote had less to do with EU membership than a wider discontent with how Britain is governed.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council have scuppered an arrangement which saved money for it – as well as Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
The problem is growing without society really noticing, in the same way that crack cocaine swept across the USA in the mid-1980s.
Allowing Business Rates flexibility to improve infrastructure would help the economy of the whole nation.