The trend of the public-facing political aide near the top of government will do more harm than good.
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Two different conceptions of it are widely held in the UK, representative and direct. In 2019, they collide.
It’s not an optional extra – it’s crucial to delivering an effective Brexit and making the most of the opportunities outside the EU.
A manifesto from Govern Up on how the Johnson administration can best get to grips with Whitehall – and deliver effectively.
Governing is harder than campaigning – and doing so with next to no majority in an emerging constitutional crisis is another order altogether.
That newspapers may technically be open to proceedings over the Darroch cables highlights weaknesses in our legislation.
Daniel Hannan: For Brexit to work, power must be stripped from the quangocrats – and returned to people we elect
Over the past three years, we have seen large chunks of our bureaucracy – civil servants, quangocrats and other officials – working to frustrate the referendum result.
It must necessarily have a worldview. The question is whether or not this has caught up with the Brexit vote.
We need someone with the energy, ideas and enthusiasm to reboot our party and reconnect it with the country – not to mention deliver Brexit.
Lots of people want to know what the next Prime Minister will do for the country on everything other than Brexit.
No, I didn’t. Williamson “strenuously” denies that he was in any way involved in this leak”. His reply.
“I am confident that a thorough and full enquiry would have vindicated my position.”
Graham Gudgin: If the EU delivers No Deal after all, there will be little to fear – and much to gain
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
This will be our last big chance to send a strong message to the people who are supposed to lead our country.
The cohort of future Conservative leadership candidates would do well to start thinking about the structure of the Number 10 they want to build.