The Conservative Spring Forum and Annual Welsh Conference in Cardiff this weekend gives cause to reflect on how Conservative policies are supporting the successes of working people and enterprises across Wales.
Sadiq Khan has a problem.
Now I know what you’re thinking: you could easily list a dozen problems from which the current Mayor suffers. Even if I told you that I was thinking of a promise that he’s broken, you would struggle to narrow it down. So let me get to the point.
Sadiq Khan promised that should he become Mayor, Londoners would suffer “zero strikes” and he has failed so spectacularly that he is on track to have the worst strikes record of any Mayor of London.
I recently had the honour of visiting a fantastic new Free School in North West London. A school very different to the majority of inner-city state schools today, a school that has rejected the postmodern approach to education, in favour of a more traditional education based on the teacher-lead passing down of knowledge. Upon entering this school, which shall remain nameless for reasons that will become clear, my colleagues on the local council and I could clearly hear children practising the National Anthem, something that I cannot say I’ve ever encountered in my many visits to schools throughout the capital.
The recent visit from Prime Minister May to the White House was nothing less than monumental. President Trump, like him or not, has extended his hand to the Prime Minister and the United Kingdom alike. This, as the Prime Minister knows, was a golden opportunity to solidify her commitment to exiting the single market. By reigniting the special relationship that dwindled during the previous administration the pair are counting on each other to stimulate their economies, and in doing so, to further their legitimacy.
Generally I think there is a wish to make life simpler. This can easily be seen in the events of the past year, which can be viewed as wish call for a more straightforward relationship between individuals and their rulers. In this piece I don’t offer any novel or clever ideas but hopefully you will see some common sense.
Upcoming Events & Action Days
Join Conservative Way Forward in Dover on Saturday April 8th for a full day of campaigning followed by FREE drinks!
The Conservatives currently hold the Dover West and Dover North seats on Kent County Council, but we need to take back control of the Dover Town seats from Labour on May 5th - and give the Tories a clean sweep across the whole town!
We will meet at 11am for a couple of hours of campaigning, followed by a FREE lunch. There will be a further campainging session in the afternoon, followed by FREE drinks!
There are a very small number of subsidised train tickets available from London for just £10, as well as a number of free train tickets from Canterbury. Please book ASAP to secure your ticket!
If you are coming from London we will be meeting at 9am at St Pancras station and will be returning at 9pm. If you are coming from Canterbury we will be meeting at 10am and returning at 830pm.