The Manifesto is modest though the reality may prove more radical. Our most important challenge is to supply more attractive new homes.
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
The Chancellor says poor and homeless people have always suffered when Labour leaves an economic crisis, and a Corbyn government would be no different.
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
Some local authorities don’t even keep a record of whether the buildings are in use.
It was described earlier this week as ‘the election issue yet to bark’. But it seems that this sleeping dog has finally awoken.
And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
Labour MPs voted against the local government finance settlement. They would also scrap Ofsted, increase taxes, and delay Brexit.
Vital public services face a recruitment crisis because the cost of living deters applicants. Our report shows how the Tories can address this challenge.
Our survival as a party and arguably that of our nation itself, depends on people having a stake in this country.
Our analysis shows that any political party will struggle to win a working majority if they fail to connect with the poorest voters across Britain.
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
Labour claims to be concerned about what they call “voter suppression.” They should sort out their own Party.
The region is still strong Labour territory. We must ensure that Andy Street is at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
I am determined to refocus the conversation: to how we bring crime levels down; and build the homes we desperately need.
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
The former Prime Minister pretends the threefold rise in house prices during his term in office was inevitable. Not so.
Real estate investors can see that ugly and alienating buildings are no longer good economics. But beautiful ones are.
Can we honestly say that a house with damp is acceptable? Or a home with poor insulation, when it costs an extra £650 per year to heat?
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
“If parliament were a laptop, then the screen would be showing the pizza wheel of doom. If parliament were a school, Ofsted would be shutting it down.”
“Let’s finally believe in ourselves. We have always had the courage to be original, to do things differently, and now we are about to take another giant step.”
Yesterday’s announcement of Government’s design guidance is a very welcome step in the right direction.
How better to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday than by citing a signature Tory policy that shifted wealth to “working people and their families”?
We can ease the social care crisis and release more family-sized homes on to the market.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s rightly been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
If we are serious about rebalancing, we could move the capital from London to Manchester.
THE NEXT HOUSING BUBBLE A friend in Leith complains about yet another planning application locally to build student flats. Edinburgh is drowning not just under the weight of excess tourist numbers but also of students colonising the centre of the city…
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.