A neglect of smaller towns and communities – the councils of which are forecasted by 2020 to face an average funding black hole of £5.8 billion – means a true northern powerhouse can never be realised, says Elizabeth Cronin.
London politics is about to enter a challenging and potentially very dark age. Development needs to happen. Homes need to be built; Peter Bingle asks who is going to be brave enough to take control of the situation to deliver?
To turn their electoral misfortunes around, London Tories need to declare unilateral declaration of independence from the national party in the same way that Scottish Tories have done so under Ruth Davidson. Greg Hands is the man for the job, says Peter Bingle.
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