Sunak is unquestionably in the strongest position, but he has never appeared keen on the levelling-up agenda.
The Industrial Revolution wrought enormous change, enriching the country and its people. It was a force for global good and thank goodness for it.
At the heart of the Midlands Engine’s strategy is a desire to collaborate, particularly in sectors vital to the low carbon transition.
Today the Dormant Assets Bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons. It offers imaginative proposals for ministers.
It won’t be sufficient to cover the costs just for the lowest income voters – most voters will need environmentally sustainable options to be heavily subsided.
I believe I am the right person to deliver a renewed Committee that can serve the best interests of voters up and down the country.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
Voters across the political spectrum are united in their wish to see more done here.
The crisis has tended to hit communities which were already struggling the hardest.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
We cannot waste the opportunity that our Government’s high-speed rail investment plans presents.
The heart of this issue isn’t culture wars or dropping student numbers – it’s about giving a poorer education because they feel they can get away with it.
We need to look seriously at how our tax system works and whether the burden is spread fairly across the whole country.