Stephen Bush on the ‘Anti-Growth Coalition’

Good point from the FT’s Stephen Bush:

“But one problem with Truss’s conference speech is that the most powerful single part of the UK’s anti-growth coalition is inside the Conservative party.

When Suella Braverman says her “ultimate aspiration” is to get immigration to the UK down to the tens of thousands, she is part of the anti-growth coalition. When Brendan Clarke-Smith, a junior minister, celebrates preventing the establishment of a solar farm in his constituency, he is part of the anti-growth coalition. When Grant Shapps, then the secretary of state, blocks plans to redevelop the area around Cockfosters Underground – he is part of the anti-growth coalition.”

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