Investors in science and technology need to be able to rely on the assurance that we will not fall behind nations such as the US, Israel, Germany and South Korea in our investment to science.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
Labour has grown even less capable of running councils just as localism has made council leadership more important.
Michael criss-crossed the country with me – something a former Deputy Prime Minister might have preferred to skip.
The Chancellor praised senior Labour councillors on Monday. Conservative Warwickshire and Labour Coventry are also showing the benefits of working together.
Ed Miliband said last month that the council leader is doing a very good job. He was absolutely right. But he was not aware that the leader in question is a Tory.
Frozen council tax, more library provision, action on floods, new investment – and a City Deal delivering across both banks of the Humber.
Its City Deal is an example of what our Government is doing to create and reinforce a virtuous circle of investment, success and prosperity in our urban areas.
How the work of the local MP, the town’s civic & business leaders, local councillors and the Mayor of Leicester have helped to safeguard jobs.
The Minister for Cities’ column returns. He will be looking at how local Conservatives are helping to transform the communities they live in for the better.
Greg Clark is Financial Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Tunbridge Wells. Follow Greg on Twitter. The Harvard economist Ricardo Hausmann has shown that most of the differences in income and wealth creation between nations can be attributed to how complex their economies are. Broadly speaking, poorer countries make simple things that everyone else can […]
Greg Clark is Financial Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Tunbridge Wells. Follow Greg on Twitter. Home ownership in Britain fell during the last decade for the first time in nearly 100 years. This is despite the fact most people still aspire to own their own home. It is an understandable aspiration: a well-supplied home […]
Greg Clark is Financial Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Tunbridge Wells. Follow Greg on Twitter. Amidst so much sunshine now, it’s easy to forget just how dismal the start of summer was last year – and not just weather-wise. It was at the end of June 2012 that the Libor fixing scandal broke, triggering […]
There are 158 constituencies in the North of England. Just 43 of them returned a Conservative MP at the last general election. By way of comparison, Labour took just ten of the 197 constituencies in the South of England outside London. We could comfort ourselves with the thought that Labour has the bigger problem, but […]
Greg Clark is Financial Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Tunbridge Wells. Follow Greg on Twitter. It won’t come as any surprise that a leftwing firebrand like Owen Jones doesn’t think much of Government policy. More surprising though is his take on Labour Party policy: “Labour’s current muddled message would take several confusing paragraphs, […]