The ultimate political problem is that people support housing in principle but not in practice. But these ‘fast tracks for beauty’ would create more homes and better places.
She explains why she changed her mind on Brexit, confirms she would change the Bank’s mandate, and says she would be happy to find a place for Sunak in her team.
The Environment Secretary, in charge of the seven-year transition from the Common Agricultural Policy, prefers to do good by stealth.
It may be the season of goodwill but many councils deserve a lump of coal after their misuse of public money.
Baker has infuriated some Tories, but others regard him as the rising hope of the stern unbending Austrian economists.
Low paid and part-time jobs. Poor digital and physical connectivity. A lack of qualifications. We need to level up too.
We know how difficult it was to lose millions of manufacturing jobs – let us beware of inadvertently accelerating the same process for services jobs.
“We have the financial, commercial, intellectual, military, developmental and cultural ability to defend our interests”, he says.
Furthermore, I will not attend the Conservative Party Conference if vaccine passports are required.
Plus: I’ll admit that I didn’t see the Lib Dem victory coming. And: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye.
Plus: Biden was the adult in the room at the G7. And: Why I support mandatory vaccinations for care home workers.
Currently the UK spends around 1.7 per cent of its GDP on R&D. Yet the US and China are heading towards three per cent GDP, and others even more.
The UK has an historic opportunity to demonstrate real global leadership at Carbis Bay and in Glasgow. We must rise to the occasion.
The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.