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Jenny Riddell
An old CEO of mine used to repeat each year, with a tedious sense of dread: “I hate going to the party conferences. But I always come back feeling closer to the politics.” And he was right: party conferences – though exhausting, are always revealing. Through political circus, we catch glimpses of the internal atmosphere...
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Football’s coming home. Our beloved boys in white (sometimes red, or sometimes blue), are doing the unimageable – giving England the hope of playing in the World Cup final. And, even more incredibly, giving the country a well-earned distraction from current affairs (who else had almost forgotten that Donald Trump is visiting on Friday… ? )....
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Just when we thought our morning commute couldn’t get any worse, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) executives got together, thought “outside the box”, and struck on the idea of rescheduling every single train in its franchise – which includes Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services.   They were hoping that a new streamlined timetable would be...
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A speech marred by ill health, rogue comedians and stage errors – this will be the conference speech that Prime Minister Theresa May will want to forget. Frustratingly for the party, this should have been a good speech – promises to invest in mental health, big announcements on council house building, and energy price caps...
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It’s been 22 years since a housing minister last failed to address the CIH annual housing conference. But this year, on the final day of conference, the newly appointed housing minister Alok Sharma MP pulled out of his keynote speaking slot, citing practicalities over the Grenfell Tower fire management, and passed the buck to Marcus...
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In the latest general election fall out, we've heard today that the Queen’s Speech will be delayed beyond its planned date of Monday 19 June. No doubt this gives Theresa May  more time to finalise – and agree – the details of the DUP ‘confidence and supply’ deal, which will allow the Conservatives to govern.
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The results are in, and it’s not what Theresa May had hoped for. She had set out to increase her slim majority in order to bolster her mandate, but she lost a total of 12 seats and now no longer has a majority in parliament.
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It’s nearly done. The snap election has nearly snapped, and in exactly one week we’ll know whether Theresa May’s gamble to strengthen her mandate has paid off.
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Jenny Riddell sets out what the snap general election means for the housing sector and which policies to look out for in party manifestos.
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