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”.
The Government could end up with a series of Burnhams and Khans, constantly trying to undermine it.
In the run up to the White Paper on Levelling Up, our interview with the former Chancellor opens this week’s ConHome series on localism.
From next May, all vans, buses, coaches, taxis, and heavy goods vehicles will have to pay a daily charge to travel in the area.
If nothing is done, we fear the pig industry is heading towards collapse, which would affect tens of thousands of jobs.
Furthermore, I will not attend the Conservative Party Conference if vaccine passports are required.
Since I arrived in 2018, I have discovered so much about British politics – and the value of a name.
It should worry us all that a Conservative government is even on board with the concept of a hate crime.
It’s better equipped than London to sympathise with the economic realities of what is going on in cities far closer.
Communities have been ignored. Crime has not been taken seriously. Investment opportunities have been missed.
Local councils in England received £30 million in funding to help them put together teams of compliance officers. So how has it been used?
We need to separate the Nightingales from other hospitals, build more of them – and use them as a means of isolating the infected.
Plus: After the kidnapping of this Christian girl, we should cut off aid to Pakistan. And: Muslims must face up the fact that terror is claimed in their name.
There will be real anger about the prospect of a digital winter break – unless there’s a very serious surge in deaths.