It was a failed county. An abomination of the 1972 Local Government Act. Yet bureaucrats keep trying to revive it by stealth.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
Driving public investment in housing towards the South East is surely not sustainable for a Government committed to rebalancing the economy.
The parents we have most consistently let down are those we have not empowered to demand more for their children. That must change.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
Andrew Smith is a Conservative Councillor in Westminster and a consultant for Cicero Group. He writes in a personal capacity… Read more »