Children are being groomed, raped, and trafficked, because the authorities are still not doing their jobs properly.
We will go through Council spending and contracts, line by line, to find waste and get the best possible value for money.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
The way they feel about Britain’s right, and its ability, to be independent is also how they feel about themselves.
The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
The public would catch up when growth slowed and redundancies rose. It would become clear that raising taxes on employers doesn’t help anyone.
In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.
The investigation, after all, concerns the systematic rape of underage girls. The non-reaction to it says much about our culture and times.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
Bath, Bishop Auckland, Bristol North West, Peterborough, and Wirral West are seeking candidates, as are several northern cities.