Month: June 2018

Green, Pleasant and Affordable: Achievable?

Today has seen the publication of two more significant contributions to the ongoing and vociferous debate on housing policy The wide-ranging policy paper The first is an inaugural policy paper – Green, Pleasant and Affordable – from the newly formed Conservative Think Tank, Onwards. Written by Neil O’Brien MP, a former Special Advisor at both …

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Heathrow: Will it fly? The PM’s got through a rough patch, now for another…

The Prime Minister has got through the Brexit negotiation drama in the Commons by the skin of her teeth, but are there other rough rides ahead for the Government? It would be fair to say that the Government had enough on its plate yesterday with a critical vote on the House of Lords’ amendment on …

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A Grievous rebellion on the cards for the PM’s Brexit ‘compromise’?

A view on former Attorney General Dominic Grieve’s rejection of the Prime Minister’s “slap in the face” compromise to get the Brexit Bill through a fractious Commons With the Conservative Party enduring significant internal debate on leaving the EU and how Britain does it (which is often not all that ‘internal’ after all) the urbane …

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London Mayor’s Housing Strategy: When is a target not a target?

Our take on a politically charged plenary session on the Mayor of London’s housing strategy Yesterday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan had a contentious ride when the London Assembly voted against his housing strategy by a majority of one. The fact that the vote was down party lines – with the 13 Conservative, UKIP, Lib Dems …

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