In Greater London, Greater Manchester, and the West Midlands, we see the politicking, wokery, and limpness of Labour that would continue nationally were it given the keys to Number 10.
The Mayor of Great Manchester says “Nobody in my position should ever criticise people for trying to protect their incomes in a cost of living crisis”.
House price growth is driving many Londoners to move out. The Mayor is failing to respond to this – or to the other challenges we face.
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
From next May, all vans, buses, coaches, taxis, and heavy goods vehicles will have to pay a daily charge to travel in the area.
“Have your jab or lose your job? I don’t think that can be right”, says Andy Burnham.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester also calls for ‘greater flexibility’ to protect those exposed at work such as bus and taxi drivers.
Communities have been ignored. Crime has not been taken seriously. Investment opportunities have been missed.
Max Caller, the inspector who brought change to Tower Hamlets, has been sent in to the city. The Government could take control.
That part of England where the Tories are most hated has offered the greatest possible cooperation with Boris Johnson.
The second of a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Rob Stark meets a bloody end in Game of Thrones. But he won every battle he fought first – and the Greater Manchester Mayor is following his example.
Downing Street itself has been driving the moonshot, working with scientists, laboratories, companies and deliverers: a new operational system, in short.
It’s your efforts on the doorstep and phone that will help us to deliver more local Conservatives with a proven track record of delivering good local services.