They are simply outdated and, given the financial challenge we now face, the often-suggested online sales tax looks even more attractive.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
As the short-term economy comes under immense strain, we should support the UK’s biggest single long-term investment.
A proposed transformation would move away from the reliance on big anchor stores and create 1,300 new homes – all on reclaimed brownfield sites.
With the help of government funding, the region is pioneering new technologies to create vital jobs and build more homes.
On this day each year, we celebrate the first steam engine hissing into operation. And retain the decisive vision that powers progress.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
If the Housing Secretary is to survive, he will have to learn the art of sometimes saying no to property developers such as Richard Desmond.
We stand ready to act as a pilot area that would provide valuable insights for UK venues preparing for life after lockdown.
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
That’s why last week I launched my transport plan for the West Midlands – an ambitious, 20-year vision of how our constituent boroughs will be linked in the coming decades.
Our City has great potential. But unemployment is at twice the national average, and the need to build more homes is immediate and pressing.
Good quality office space is far cheaper in Birmingham than London, and the quality of life is higher. The West Midlands is full of battleground parliamentary seats.