The Clarkegate allegations have revealed flawed accountability structures and failures of confidentiality – exacerbated by a fixation with the short-term.
Also: What did you think of the Autumn Statement?
The Chancellor allowed his focus to waver – but Conservative MPs established the conditions under which he did so.
Goodbye, Austerity Chancellor. Hello, leadership contender. The Autumn Statement was framed to please Conservative backbenchers rather than crafted to balance the books.
How pink and prosperous Cameron looked, for he knew the Opposition had just made a laughing stock of itself.
Our usual summary of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s supplementary data.
The key Eurosceptic donors who will fund the anti-EU campaign do not feel they can work with him. Will he step aside to aid the cause?
He has succeeded in boosting recovery, but failed to eliminate the deficit. Now he must prove his determination to fix that roof – whether the sun is shining or not.
Who used the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ to hide our article on UKIP’s defence policy from Google searches?
Someone – they won’t tell us who – doesn’t want you to read it, for some reason. So here’s the link.
The Conservatives for Britain Co-Chairman asks 24 questions about possible breaches of the Party Board’s decision to remain neutral.
We cannot know. But however important that question is, it should not be the only one that MPs ask if they vote on bombing ISIS in Syria – or even the main one.
It would be pusillanimous not to join France in Syria for fear of an ISIS attack here. But Tory backbenchers should go into any vote with their eyes wide open.
How do calls to extend the franchise fit with the fact that, in so many other areas of policy, we are stripping teenagers of choices and responsibility?
From Osborne’s response to the tax credit row to his additional sources of revenue.
Freedom of Information may be inconvenient at times, but it is clearly right – and should therefore be protected
No party in power is enthusiastic about being scrutinised. But it would be a serious error to restrict FoI when it has helped make the case against waste.