It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
They keep changing. But does it matter? For the last 30 years, when it comes to the public finances, the diet always starts tomorrow.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
This site is opposed to subscription funding and a decriminalised licence fee. But both will be forced on the BBC if it doesn’t reform.
The new Chancellor has work to do if he is to fend off the wrath of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
Tightening the definition of a “hate incident” would help. Our new Attorney General has a lot of work to do if public confidence is to be restored.
As expected, the MSP for Eastwood won decisively, gaining over three-quarters of the vote.
Having “got Brexit done”, this is the team the Prime Minister wants beside him to push forward his domestic agenda.
Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Grasping this nettle will involve appointing someone prepared to be considerably less popular with sections of the gallery than was their predecessor.
Hunt is partly judging his own legacy. But the Government can still expect him to provide rigorous challenge.
MPs should be allowed to decide if former Ministers are capable of offering independent scrutiny to their successors.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: We wait for a new Opposition leader to take the fight to the Prime Minister
And we shall not see a new Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Questions until 22nd April.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.