Why no more Bluewaters, Eric?

Why no more Bluewaters, Eric?

Eric Pickles is one of the Conservative’s star performers. The softly-spoken Yorkshireman won a number of important policy victories last week. The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement included a raft of measures to revitalise high streets up and down the country. Business...
Garden cities can be wonders of our age

Garden cities can be wonders of our age

For too many young families, the aspiration of home ownership, with all the security it brings, has become a distant dream. Even if they rent their home, many are priced out of the neighbourhoods in which they were raised. The next generation simply won’t have the...
Boris needs to get a grip on housing

Boris needs to get a grip on housing

“Boris Johnson wrote recently that, “It’s mad to blame our housing crisis on ‘blooming foreigners’” and that, “the answer to house-price inflation is to build more homes.” Indeed, the Mayor went on to say that in London, “We can build hundreds of thousands of...
Local control is key to quality

Local control is key to quality

One of the greatest ironies in politics is that those who argue against freedom of choice and in favour of central planning claim to do so to protect the intangible things in life. Beauty, for example, must be protected from the vagaries of individual freedom and...
How the Government can boost housing between now and 2015

How the Government can boost housing between now and 2015

Housing is one of the most important issues facing the country. According to the last three months of YouGov polling, housing was issue number five for voters. It beat education and crime, the environment and many other areas with a Secretary of State specifically for...