Unlike America’s, our institutions are too timid, too diffuse in their aims, and too low-risk – and are consequently staffed by the wrong people.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.
There is still no sign that the Government can find a workable definition.
Plus: Obama: so that went well, then. Scotland: will it go well for Davidson? Wales – it may go well for Neil Hamilton (remember him).
By 2030, technology and cyber space will have changed warfare to such an extent that spending billions of pounds on nuclear weapons will look practically pre-historic.
In the last Parliament, we were able to reduce the cost of government substantially, with administrative budgets falling by 40 per cent. But we need to go further.
As our public services and security grow increasingly dependent on new technology, the Government must ensure it has the best advice and solutions to hand.
Has easy access to unlimited information brought about a new renaissance, a cultural flowering the like of which the world has never seen?
In the digital age, the distinction between broadcast and print media is breaking down.
As with other emerging technologies like self-driving cars, we ought think ahead twenty years and consider the implications.
In library systems around the world, physical books are disappearing in their millions to be replaced by e-books.
As a coercively-funded state organ of enormous influence and reach, political oversight of the Corporation is both just and necessary.
The collective aims of education are being subordinated to raw, untrammelled individualism.
If you’re already annoyed by people who seem more connected to their electronic devices than the real world, then you’d better brace yourself.
Too much of a good thing may not be wonderful.