There are many things that can be done to resist the tide. The first would be for ministers to make the philosophical case for where state responsibility ends, and personal responsibility starts.
Trying to replicate successful schemes like Canary Wharf in places like the East of England is a pointless exercise. What works in cities may not be applicable elsewhere.
The pandemic is only likely to accelerate the process of these places becoming more graduate-heavy and small L liberal.
These elections were very good indeed for the Conservatives – though there are warning signs of a potential Blue Wall effect in the south.
The third in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
Through partnership working, we can be more agile in meeting the infrastructure needs of the regions we represent.
We are boosting training opportunities for young people whose employment prospects are at risk due to the coronavirus.
Emissions from cars are 50 per cent above the national average in Cambridgeshire. We need to boost alternatives to ease congestion.
A candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is to be chosen on Friday.
The previously centralised direction of spending was unimaginative and bureaucratic. Funding went into leisure courses.
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
We must drive this project forward. It is a vital piece of infrastructure which could allow a million new homes to be built. But we need to sort out the route.
My experience in Ely has shown me that it can be done – with tenacity, optimism and the broadest possible local backing.
My plan not only involves bringing offenders to justice but also deterring them from reoffending.