The Tees Valley needs to be an enterprise zone

One of the surprises in last week's local elections was the election of Ben Houchen as Mayor of the Tees Valley. On paper this should have been a Labour victory, and the Labour Party will still be wondering how it lost this to a Conservative. For those of us of a free market persuasion, though, … Continue reading The Tees Valley needs to be an enterprise zone

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What the North needs is the invisible hand of the free market, not the dead hand of the state 

Below is an article I wrote for Think North, a new Conservative group of which I am an advisory board member. If the Conservative Party wants to maintain and grow its support in the North, we need more free market policies, not fewer. We need more of the invisible hand of the free market, and less … Continue reading What the North needs is the invisible hand of the free market, not the dead hand of the state