But as ever, trying to make out a consensus position is like trying to pick out a tune when a drunk pianist is playing a broken piano.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
The pandemic offers the Government an inadvertent opportunity to “level up” Britain through the working from home revolution.
He attacked the SNP for wanting the poor, hard-pressed taxpayer “to pay for more and more and more”.
There is no good option for Ministers – but it must be better to stop infected people entering the country rather than quarantining them afterwards.
Behind today’s genocide row about the Uighurs stand the Hong Kongers, Biden – and our own trade and security irresolution.
There may some ingenious halfway house solution. But it is hard to say how extending it for another year can be avoided.
A move from Ken Clarke to Aneurin Bevan would not only risk harming the NHS, but miss the real target of reform: social care.
Gimson, Gimson, Gimson…and Gimson. My Coronavirus experience, fifty calls from test and trace. And what I learnt.
Our vaccine success is only likely to be reproduced if ministers concentrate on seeking out the best, not the cheapest, people in any given field.
Vaccine passports for travel get the go ahead. But there will be concerns about where else they could be applied.
The Government’s messaging around this idea has been confusing to say the least.
There is talk of a “Covid-fascist state”. What does any decent person do when confronted by a fascist state? He takes up arms against it.
Our Cabinet League Table. Truss is still top, Johnson is up again – and Kwarteng comes straight in at fourth.
The Brexit deal bounce in our final survey of last year has left little room for a vaccine bounce in the first survey of this one.
Johnson the politician laid an ambush for Starmer, inducing him to deny ever having wanted Britain to stay in the European Medicines Agency.
Eighty-five per cent say that the Union is either very or fairly important to them. Our findings are almost exactly the same as six months ago.
…In Scotland, if the Tories can’t win themselves, as the lesser of two evils. Thereby putting the Union before party advantage.