On 29 November, the EU is convening a high-level meeting on ‘legal pathways’ with member states, the US, Canada and the UK invited. I very much hope that the UK will attend.
While I do not doubt the sincerity of the Mayor’s efforts to tackle air pollution, he is simply unable to protect the health of each and every school child of whom there are more than 25,000 in Hillingdon alone.
We must create a system which is tough on people smugglers, but ensures we extend hospitality to the most needy and vulnerable.
Councils would benefit from clarity on funding in order to provide sanctuary for more of the world’s most vulnerable people.
The life-long human and financial costs associated with childhood trauma can be significant. We need a strong family foundation.
Local authorities have welcomed those seeking sanctuary and helped to integrate them smoothly into their new surroundings.
The current expensive disruptive route, and the neglect of decrepit local transport, are unacceptable.
Our task is to improve a system that is already very effective, albeit far from perfect.
The long-term dividends for individuals, local services, employers, and the Exchequer can far outweigh initial costs.
We need a strong voice to demand that Brexit means devolution.
Councils in the UK took in more than 4,000 unaccompanied children last year – but France should take responsibility for those in Calais.
Her commitment to Conservatives in local government has been unwavering.
Zac’s ideas for releasing government-owned brownfield sites sit well in a borough known for zealous protection of its green belt