Tag Archives: bright blue

Ed Davey interview with Tory think tank, Bright Blue

Ed Davey has been interviewed by ‘Centre Write ’ the magazine of Bright Blue – who describe themselves as “an independent think tank for liberal conservatism. We defend and improve liberal society.”

The interview is billed as talking to Ed about “about coalitions, what it means to be a liberal, and what the future, holds for the party he leads” and Ed provides some robust answers  to their questions. When asked if he regrets entering the Coalition he talks about his fighting the Tories over renewable energy – but as a result of winning those fights we have cheaper energy and lead the world in offshore wind. He doesn’t answer the question about whether he regrets us joining the Coalition but could not be clearer when asked “ Would you ever enter into a coalition with the Conservatives again?: 

“The answer is no. It’s quite simple.”

Posted in Online politics and Op-eds | Also tagged and | 3 Comments

Nick Boles calls for National Liberal revival AKA Nick Boles invents a safe space for nice people well away from the Tories

nick bolesNick Boles is the Conservative planning minister, one of the few Tories to take the housing crisis seriously and to risk unpopularity within his own party by making clear we need to build more homes.

He has, for instance, said ‘The sum of human happiness that is created by the houses that are being built is vastly greater than the economic, social and environmental value of a field that was growing wheat or rape’ knowing this would be crudely characterised as wanting to ‘concrete the countryside’. He has developed …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , and | 86 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • Nigel Jones
    Thank you Nigel Hunter for the definitions of affordable and social housing. On the statistics programme last week ('More or Less') a government statement was r...
  • Nigel Jones
    There are always people who will condemn a particular group simply because a few individuals who are or appear to be part of that group behave badly. Suella Bra...
  • Steve Trevethan
    Might a significant part of the lack of affordable housing lie with an extractive banking system and a lack of competition for the private sector? Might a no...
  • David
    What Katharine Pindar said!...
  • nigel hunter
    Affordable housing is 80% of actual market value of a house. Social RENT is 30% 0f house market value. We need MORE social RENT homes that are interspersed wi...