Mark Prisk

Labour Needs To Learn: The Public Are Always Right

Mark Prisk | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Prisk

If, on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected as the Leader of the Opposition, it will confirm that Labour's grassroots are completely at odds not just with their MPs but, more importantly, with the voting public. It's a position that can only end in defeat. So how did we get here and what lessons are there for all of us in politics?

Look East: Forging Closer Ties With Our Nordic Neighbours

Mark Prisk | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Prisk

We face a common problem and one which we can best counter together. The sharing of intelligence; securing our energy supplies; closer military planning and working; and protecting shipping lanes are all worthwhile outcomes, which would benefit both us and all of the Nordic nations.

Now's Not the Time for David Cameron to Shuffle Housing to the Bottom of the Pack

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Hutchinson

After a week of reshuffles - both for David Cameron's cabinet and Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet - it appears the coalition haven't just changed personnel, they've relegated housing on the political agenda...

Ely Plans Its Own Mary Portas-Style Scheme to Ensure Future Success of City's Businesses

Ellee Seymour | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK
Ellee Seymour

Ely may not have Mary Portas, but it is fortunate in having business woman Caroline Bailey in its midst to lead on the challenge of ensuring that loca...

Charlie Thomas

How Is Eric Pickles Helping Entrepreneurs? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Communities secretary of state Eric Pickles and local growth minister Mark Prisk have launched a new pop-up store in Whitehall to help promote UK entr...

Dear Mr Prisk - You Are 'Reigniting the Right to Buy' What, Exactly?

Phil Shanks | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

There is nothing wrong with aspiration. It is something that I believe in strongly; there is nothing wrong with the aspiration to own your own home. However, it is not acceptable to meet this aspiration by denying the rights of those who must rent.

Now Is the Time to Start Building Houses

David Orr | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Orr

We desperately need housing to be a national priority to deliver a huge increase in new homes. Our continued failure to tackle this problem head on hits millions of families hard, denies people the opportunity to buy their own home, traps increasing numbers of working people in benefit dependency at huge cost to the public purse and acts as a real brake on economic growth.

Small Firms Hit By Lending Squeeze

PA | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK

Many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are still struggling to raise money from banks despite an agreement between lenders and the government,...

Government Backs Clock-Change Move

PA | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Politics

The Government will support a Bill aimed at moving the clocks forward by an hour all year round if amendments are agreed, ministers have told the Comm...

Lions, Tigers And Vince Cable: Business Questions Takes A Walk On The Wild Side

Hufffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Politics

Westminster took a walk on the wild side during today's Business Innovation and Skills Questions, with the fur flying between opposition benches and t...