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Brexit is sorted. Now it ge...

03/02/2020

Boris contra mundum. The most powerful PM since Blair in 1997, Boris now has the opportunity to redefine the political agenda and reign supreme for the next ten years, possibly even longer. With Brexit now sorted and off the political agenda, the PM will want to qu...

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A pen portrait of Boris...

16/11/2019

During the election campaign there was much debate about which Boris would emerge if the Tories won an overall majority. The answer is now clear. Boris is a ‘One Nation Tory’ and the defender of both the traditional and aspirant working-class communities in the Midla...

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Boris smashes the political...

13/11/2019

In the Terrapin sweepstake I predicted that the Tories would gain a majority of seventy and win three hundred and sixty seats. I want to thank Doris Stokes for her guidance, wisdom and insight! From the moment the Tories won Blyth Valley it was clear that this was ...

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As we enter the final furlo...

09/11/2019

As we enter the final furlong of the 2019 general election race, where do things stand? In terms of mood music, Boris appears to be in pole position. The slogan ‘Get Brexit done’ has resonated with voters. Furthermore, it promises to rip up and destroy generations of...

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Tories play it safe...

25/10/2019

The Tory Party has clearly been studying the recent general election in Australia. There, against the odds, a PM who hadn't been in office for very long secured an overall majority against an unpopular Labour Party leader. So, yesterday’s Tory manifesto was short, se...

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A closer look at the manife...

25/10/2019

Now that all three of the main national parties have released their manifestos, it is worth looking in more detail at their specific policies for housing and planning. Starting with the most recent manifesto release, the Conservatives have predictably emphasised home...

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