To date, the housing at Barking Reach is dismal, cul-de-sac stuff. Government planners in search of decent homes for "key city workers", sustainable communities and OBEs would do better to give up their flights to Florida or chauffeur-driven rides to Dorset and take the train to north Hertfordshire instead. For Letchworth is a real place that has taken firm root over the course of a century. What it had from its inception was not just a mix of low-cost and middle-class housing, but also shops, libraries, institutes, churches - places where people enjoyed gathering and where they gained a sense of identity. Above all, the town had behind it a strong and sustaining idea. … [Read more...] about They don’t make them like they used to
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Now the tables have turned once again. The Biden Administration has unveiled the strictest ethics pledge in history, building on President Obama’s lobbying bans by covering not just registered lobbying but also the so-called “shadow lobbying” that long served as an ethics loophole. It’s another big step forward. But it’s also a reminder that Democrats and Republicans are on two entirely different trajectories. If past is prologue, Biden will face more criticism if he fails to perfectly implement his high standards than Trump faced for having practically no standards at all. And rather than feel any political or moral obligation to follow Biden’s example, the next Republican administration will pick up right where the last president of their party left off. … [Read more...] about Republicans will try to create an ‘ethics’ trap for Democrats. Don’t fall for it
More from Joe Biden COVID-19: Joe Biden set to reimpose travel ban on UK and EU over fears of new coronavirus variants Biden-Johnson call: The 'special relationship' is off to a good start Boris Johnson speaks to President Joe Biden in first phone call - with hopes of 'deepening longstanding alliance' with US COVID-19: Up to 200 members of National Guard on inauguration duty test positive What a difference a day makes with Dr Fauci comeback Sidelined Dr Fauci admits life as Trump's medical adviser was 'uncomfortable' … [Read more...] about Biden family dogs Champ and Major arrive at the White House
His family decided to live in Canada while his father was working for the Canadian oil industry at the time, when Cruz was a baby. They moved to America when he was four. He grew up Texas and later attending Princeton University and Harvard Law School. … [Read more...] about Is Ted Cruz Canadian and where was he born?
At her memorial service, Sir Colin Lucas, former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, speculated on what had made Maxwell turn against her. He spoke of Maxwell's 'Jewishness'. He said: 'She felt he was full of guilt for marrying a Christian woman, and that he had not therefore created a Jewish family such as the one he had grown up in, and which had been so cruelly decimated.' … [Read more...] about Was Robert Maxwell murdered? That’s what daughter Ghislaine has always believed but Rupert Murdoch is convinced he killed himself. JOHN PRESTON casts new light on mystery