It aims to develop the state’s strategic role without lapsing into picking winners. Can this be done?
Just how radical will Javid prove to be?
The way British politics and planning mix tends to push infrastructure decisions into the long grass.
The Prime Minister and Hammond must choose between risks.
The processs in the safer seats is becoming like speed dating for a marriage that may last 20 years or more.
We have lessons to learn from our sister parties in Europe.
That’s to say, everything except election-fighting: increasing membership. Candidate selection. Targeting development seats. Growing support among ethnic minority voters.
First things first: Party members need more of a say on how money raised is spent.
Support Groups. Policy Development. Backbench Committees. Lord Feldman’s Review. Campaigning. There’s plenty for them to do.
We need devolution for England’s counties as well as its cities – and that can’t simply be imposed from the centre.
As he ponders the ECHR, he has every reason to be secreted – like Holmes himself – with the equivalent of a pound of shag tobacco and a map of Dartmoor.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.
Number 10, Matthew Hancock, the Whips, Ministers themselves: all must ensure that Sir Humphrey’s grip is loosened.
Pickles is the Government’s new “Anti-corruption Tsar”. First he must report and make recommendations. And then the Commons must act.