THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Tories’

  LISTEN TO THE GREY BEARDS. The minority Labour governments of the late 1970s were plagued with disputes with the unions over public sector pay. This Tory minority administration is facing the same problem. It seems that those who want to spend money the nation hasn’t got can sense the weakness and put pressure on [read more…]


    WHO WANTS THE JOB NOW ? Theresa May could remain as Prime Minister for at least two years. Does Boris Johnson, David Davis or most likely someone we’ve never considered really want the job at the moment ? The Brexit talks will be long, tiring and are very unlikely to end well. There [read more…]


  THE BUDGET AND BUSINESS RATES. The coverage of the row over the hike in business rates has shown once again that the media generally sees things from a London and south of England perspective. There are rumours that the Chancellor is going to take steps to soften the blow of this overdue review of [read more…]


  LABOUR COPING. With the NHS at breaking point, our prisons in meltdown and the government’s plan to solve the housing crisis widely criticised, the Tories don’t deserve any success in next week’s by elections. The fact that the seats of Copeland and Stoke Central are in play is due to the literally incredible Labour [read more…]


    CITY REGION NEEDS DIRECTLY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.   Andy Burnham is right. The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has been top down rather than bottom up. This dry sounding document is set to make serious inroads into the greenbelt in the county for housing development. One needs to take into account the rampant opportunism [read more…]