Sajid Javid

Mayexit means Mayexit

Renie Anjeh  |  24 July 2017

Whoever the next Tory leader is, they will not share Theresa May’s deficiencies. Renie Anjeh assesses the runners and riders A few months ago, Theresa May was queen of all she surveyed. She was high on hubris, drunk with power and worshipped by sycophantic journalists in the right-wing press. No one could have predicted the sharp vicissitudes …

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The return of plotlands and prefabs

Geoff Beacon  |  24 February 2017

Reducing planning gain and cutting the cost of building could radically alter Britain’s housing market, writes Geoff Beacon I grew up in Kent in a house built by my father in 1946 on land given as a wedding present. The area had been divided into plots by the landowner and sold off separately. It was …

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An open goal for Labour on housing

Mark Walker  |  14 February 2017

The government’s housing white paper is evolutionary, not revolutionary – and it leaves much ground for Labour to occupy, argues Mark Walker In as much fanfare as the Brexit news cycle will allow the government launched its housing white paper last week – ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. The report got mixed reception and it …

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The steel crisis highlights the importance of active government

Liam Martin-Lane  |  25 April 2016

Date: 20 January 2009. Location: Washington, DC. Scenario: America’s first black president has just taken over the reins of an economy that is on the brink of another Great Depression. By the time the day is out, nearly 26,000 jobs will have been lost to the nation. Workers who have contributed so much to helping America’s economy …

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The steel crisis is not a political football but a national emergency

Stephen Kinnock MP  |  14 April 2016

The parliamentary Labour party has raised the steel crisis in parliament 208 times since the general election. From urgent questions to opposition day debates to ministerial questions to PMQs and Westminster Hall, we have deployed every tool in the parliamentary toolbox to hold the government to account. But our parliamentary work is the tip of …

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The most sustained and partisan attack in a generation

Angela Eagle MP  |  8 February 2016

This week is #heartunions week, and we should use it as an opportunity to celebrate some of the great successes trade unions have had and the exceptional work being done by trade union reps and members in workplaces right across the country. While the Tories often treat trade unions like they are the enemy within, …

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‘I want us to be a governing party’

Adam Harrison and Richard Angell  |  9 December 2015

‘No one wants to be called a “predator”’. Angela Eagle talks exclusively to Richard Angell and Adam Harrison The office of the shadow secretary of state for business is no easy place to find. Hidden doors lead to long corridors and spiral staircases as if we have stepped into the magical castle made famous by the Harry …

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Tipping point

Fiona Twycross AM  |  2 September 2015

Over the past few weeks, the extent of sharp practice over service charges and tips in the restaurant trade has been exposed with some chains charging between eight per cent and 10 per cent fees for dividing tips up between staff. In the case of Las Iguanas, waiting staff are required to pay three per …

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Break the mould

Felicity Slater  |  1 September 2015

Sajid Javid could be the sign the electorate is looking for that the Tory party has shed its ‘nasty party’ reputation, argues Felicity Slater Few leaders inspire true fear in their opponents. Those that do, do so because they force people to think again about the party they represent. Britain’s most electorally successful politicians, Tony …

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Parties at war

Adam Harrison and Richard Angell  |  29 August 2015

‘Now it’s open war’, screamed the Daily Mail headline on 18 June 2015. Not, this time, a comment on the Labour leadership race that was then getting into full swing, but the contest to come on the Treasury benches. The future race to be leader of the Conservative party, a vacancy David Cameron himself pre-announced …

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