Conservative Progress Article: The Battleground of Ideas

Labour has chosen its new leader, and they’ll come at us with everything they’ve got. One of the most important future battlegrounds will be over ideas. The competing, era-defining visions of what kind of country post-Brexit Britain should be. And the stakes couldn’t be higher, because the winners will define…

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The Mercury: Decision to withdraw from the JSP was the right call, says John

Revised plans to build thousands of homes across North Somerset need ‘big improvements’, according to Weston’s MP. John Penrose said he believed North Somerset Council’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) and draw up its own approach instead was the right call. The authority’s move comes after…

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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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