The Tories need to turn on the spending taps in the north now | Larry Elliott

A splurge of investment is needed in long-forgotten smaller towns such as Burnley and StokeFifteen years ago the idea of the prime minister paying a weekend visit to Sedgefield would have attracted little or no media interest. That, though was when Ton…

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A victory won by Brexit lies does not make those lies true

How can we believe that a party wedded to deregulation and flirting with Trump’s America will ever govern for ‘one nation’?The Chinese proverb is “be careful what you wish for”. My own adapted version is “be careful what you vote for”. I make no apolog…

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Boris Johnson announces plans for spending spree in north

PM is pondering using an £80bn fund for infrastructure spending in areas that helped seal Tory winBoris Johnson is considering a raid on a £80bn fund to fuel an infrastructure blitz in regions that helped deliver his election victory, it has emerged.Sp…

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Super-rich family buy £65m house after Johnson’s victory

Family decide to buy property in central London as direct result of election outcomeA super-rich European family on Friday bought a house in central London for £65m, saying their decision was a direct result of Boris Johnson’s historic Conservative par…

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Johnson’s Brexit needs to deliver economic benefits … and fast

There may be a short-term Brexit bounce but more austerity and deregulation won’t wash with PM’s new votersA soaring pound. Shares rising to record levels on the stock exchange. With the threat of a Labour government removed, it was a familiar story in…

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We can’t rely on shops to revive our town centres. They need a new magnet | Simon Jenkins

High street shops cannot survive the death blow of online retail. But there are ways to make town centres come alive againAnother winter passes, and the plague continues its rampage through the high streets of Britain. Shutters are going up and stores …

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We can’t rely on shops to revive our town centres. They need a new magnet | Simon Jenkins

High street shops cannot survive the death blow of online retail. But there are ways to make town centres come alive againAnother winter passes, and the plague continues its rampage through the high streets of Britain. Shutters are going up and stores …

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