Scott’s gamble is that it is in Wallace’s interest to wrap things up quickly – due to fears for his position. The Prime Minister is making a strikingly similar gamble.
Kids Count has just launched an important new audit, which is the precursor to a much larger study into knife crime reviewing cause and effect.
It’s deeply disturbing for many that a modern European democracy might shortly be led by a party that continues to have its strategy overseen by an Army Council.
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.
Sooner rather than later, they will find a growing number of constituents coming to them for help with this latest twist in the housing crisis.
The Treasury often fails to recognise the potential benefits of lower taxes, because they don’t properly factor in how behaviour changes.
Legalise the mainstream ones, such as cannabis. Decriminalise the more harmful, but lesser used, ones such as heroin.
John Redwood: Lessons for managing civil service obstruction from the Thatcher years. And my role as head of her Policy Unit.
There were plenty of Yes Minister routines and scripts to live through then as now. Much of the system did not like the privatisation programme.
A large part of the financial return to the average student arises out of the loss the government makes on student loans.
Fewer marriages means more cohabitation, an inherently less stable relationship form. The Government risks ignoring the values of its voters.
We are in danger of losing sight of the simple truth which has been a favoured phrase of Tory politicians through the ages: borrowing today is simply taxation deferred.
Unlike litigious firms, trades unions such as mine have a long-term stake in the success of every company that employs our members.
Greg Hands: It’s time to get behind our push for free trade – as we begin to negotiate a deal with the United States
Our scoping assessment shows there could be a £15.3 billion expansion in overall trade between the two countries, an 18 per cent increase on 2018 levels.
He could ban red diesel for non-agricultural uses in his first Budget, and achieve 75 per cent of the benefits with few of the drawbacks.
It may deliver better value than other mega-projects – more ‘levelling up’ across the UK and perhaps even help preserve the union itself.