During the Truss era, the role of Metro Mayors in finding locations for low-regulation investment zones could be significant.
The Prime Minister’s score is still dire: he is back in positive ratings, but not by very much. Though a substantial minority of the panel want him on the leadership election ballot and/or would vote for him had they the option, a larger majority of it does not.
Successive Conservative governments have delivered more powers and funding to raise up communities across the country. So too must the next.
Fifty-three Conservatives opposed the tiering plan last December, the largest Covid-related rebellion to date.
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A brief apology doesn’t justify him remaining in post. It’s now up to him to do so live. This is one for Andrew Neil, assuming he’s available.
Cummings has said he will hand over material to the inquiry. Will the committee ask the Government to do likewise?
Yesterday, he bent the passage of time – by giving the Commons the chance to carry out a Covid reckoning before the inquiry is up and running.
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The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
Yesterday’s backbench reaction to his Commons statement suggests that most Tory MPs will back his proposals.
This is not the first time that the Prime Minister has been misread by opponents who deluded themselves into believing he was set on No Deal.
Max Caller, the inspector who brought change to Tower Hamlets, has been sent in to the city. The Government could take control.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.