Only nine communities in England have royal status as conferred by the monarch – and none are further north than Sutton Coldfield.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
Not only is this type of ‘education’ a nonsense, but the taxpayer will have to pick up the bill for it.
Creating these low tax zones, where importing and exporting are made easy, wouldn’t just mean new jobs. It would show a long term commitment to our new supporters.
That doesn’t mean they are all suddenly hardcore Tories. For many we were the least-worst option. But we have an opportunity to win their trust.
This region contains a string of those ‘Labour Leave’ seats which are central to the Tory strategy – but will the Brexit Party trip them up?
They’ll bank what good news they can get, but net losses of councillors and authorities is not what they had hoped for.
We haven’t had it easy, but we are resilient and resourceful. Our appetite for change is bad news for the party that took us for granted.
In the second piece in our three-part mini-series, the Mayor tells ConservativeHome that freeport status can transform the area.
The first in a three-part ConHome mini-series on the Tory revival in the area since the Mayoral election of last May.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
We present dismissible projections drawn from last June’s results…and some electoral trends that are not so dismissible.
Soubry blames Cable, Cable blames his successors – and Pursglove argues that the threat to Tata jobs proves that we should leave the EU.