The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
Posts Tagged: China
Neil O’Brien: Here are three urgent responses to China’s growing power – which we will soon have an opportunity to make
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
Claire Coutinho: Amidst the Great Global Data Divide, Britain must lead the charge for digital free markets
As a leading digital economy with new control over its trade policy, Britain is uniquely placed to help shape global rules in this emerging arena.
Richard Ritchie: The climate crisis – and this pandemic – have made the case for a carbon tax stronger than ever before
Besides, the cash-strapped Chancellor will need to raise revenue from somewhere. Here are some points to consider before going ahead.
Ryan Bourne: Johnson’s green jobs. Subsidy-reliant, expensive, price-raising. And a job loser elsewhere.
We should judge the desirability of a pro-wind energy policy by the social value added, not the numbers employed in the sector.
The EU is caught between making more effective decisions and compromising its smaller members’ interests.
Bernard Jenkin: The threat of the virus to the NHS hasn’t gone away. How it could overwhelm hospitals – and intensive care.
The aim is to keep the service open for as much normal business as possible, but there would be no possibility of achieving this in the scenario above.
Rehman Chishti and Knox Thames: Freedom of religion is under threat. Trans-Atlantic efforts can combat that.
The US and UK, along with other countries in Europe, are fighting to ensure that no one is persecuted for their religious beliefs.
Stephen Booth: To reach a best in class trade deal with New Zealand and Australia, we need to liberalise on agriculture
The crux of the trade negotiations is to what degree we’re prepared to do this – in return for a high-quality agreement on trade in services, data and investment.
His instinct to bring together various reserves to create a ‘Second Line’ was crucial in the First World War; leaders today should take inspiration.
A Conservative leader can afford to take on his left or his right – but not the 1922 Committee’s Executive
The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
The Coronavirus coverup, assaults on democracy and the appalling genocide of the Uyghur Muslims mean that the world must distance itself from the CCP.
Ryan Henson and James Rogers: The reformed Foreign Office has a fresh chance to counter China and Russia
It should initiate an “International Prosperity Initiative” – to provide an alternative to the “aid” agendas of authoritarian rivals.
That country needs assistance in making the transition to responsible, accountable democracy after a generation of corrupt leadership.
Johnson and Cummings’ previous assaults on the pre-Brexit order have been brilliantly conceived. This one may not be up to the same standard.