Jacob Rees-Mogg also gives his view on “marvellous” Priti Patel and the role of the civil service. Plus: does he think his Grenfell comment was a mistake?
Her critics have accused her of being “inept” and “demanding”. Could their ultimate problem be that the Home Secretary is female?
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.
Was news of the former released to drive Philip Rutnam’s resignation and statement down the news agenda? You might say that – we couldn’t possibly comment.
Cleaning up the state won’t be a quick and easy task. But if Boris Johnson doesn’t grasp the nettle, it will certainly come back to sting.
“Bad management” or “the wrong skills” or “incompetent people” are held up as the root cause of bad government.My central gripe is that I doubt this is true.
I suggest the necessary first priority is to sort out the Stamp Duty mess. I would like to see it abolished on residential property.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
We argue that the civil service requires significant reform if it is to rise to the challenges facing our society and maximise the opportunities of Brexit.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
The trend of the public-facing political aide near the top of government will do more harm than good.
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.