Meeting housing policy scrutiny demand

The point of Parliamentary select committee inquiries is to critically examine Government policy, cross-examine both its proponents and those that disagree with it and reach a measured conclusion which helps the Government out of whatever hole it’s dug for itself. But it isn’t always that way. So I suppose we should have known better than to submit evidence to the […]

Levelling-up or rule by megalomaniac?

When your job-title is the slightly surreal “levelling-up secretary”, it must make sense to be working on a levelling-up white paper, especially in a country like England whose regional inequalities are worse than Germany’s just after the Iron Curtain came down. Germany addressed its inequalities with vigour. Now it’s time for Michael Gove to do likewise. But leaks to newspapers […]