Bristol Post: “The Secretary of State for Housing announced my idea of ‘building up not out’ was going ahead. Bingo!”

Politicians have never had a great reputation. In most polls of occupations you’d like your children to enter, they rank somewhere between bankers, journalists and smallpox. And if you look at old-time newspaper caricatures, it’s been that way for centuries. But most MPs I meet, from every political party, do…

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Telegraph Article: We need to pour a big dose of drain unblocker down the constitutional plumbing

Constitutions ought to be straightforward things. Bits of political plumbing to make sure democracies work properly, so power can transfer smoothly from a dying Government to a new one without a punch-up. But that’s not what ours is doing. The plumbing is blocked. We’ve got a Government that can’t govern…

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