The towns of the North East, left behind for generations by Labour, will need to see their Conservative MPs forging a durable path to a future.
We need to switch from specifying “what’s allowed to open” to “what in the interest of public health needs to continue to be restricted.”
More delay would playing into the hands of the SNP and other opposition parties who claim that ‘Westminster isn’t delivering.’
Shotley Bridge hospital was mentioned in Parliament three times in ten years by my predecessors; and as often by me in the last six months.
The fact that Darlington station was explicitly addressed in his statement is a great sign of how swiftly the Chancellor has mastered the detail of his brief.