The Government will need to think carefully about how any change to policy is presented, and the approach should be nuanced and flexible.
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The guidelines cover a broad range of issues and admit breaches both great and small. They are not a substitute for the Prime Minister’s judgement.
Dean Godson: It’s easier for the right to move left on economics than for the left to move right on culture. That’s a plus for Johnson.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Bob Seely: Lessons from the Cummings era about leadership, decentralisation, localism – and making more use of MPs
Compare and contrast how government works with what the Armed Forces do – and their practice of decentralised command.
Finding a new Chief of Staff is only the start of the changes that Johnson needs to make his government work.
Mark Lehain: “The Government stands unequivocally against critical race theory.” The significance of Badenoch’s speech this week.
The Campaign for Common Sense has four simple, low-effort, suggestions as to how schools can be helped to get back on track.
Anthony Browne: Are we really going to pass a law that would harm many of the world’s poorest people?
Such would be the effect of a well-intentioned but ill thought-out amendment to the Agriculture Bill that will come to the Commons tomorrow.
The future was that we would be colour-blind. Instead, wokeism tells us we should see each other as members of different races.
Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
Bernard Jenkin: Case’s appointment could mark a fresh start – after deteriorating confidence between Ministers and officials
Leaders must be expected to lead by example. That includes ministers. Lasting change cannot be achieved without a clear example from the top.
After the election, we suggested five ways of securing the Party’s electoral position. Eight months on, how is the Government doing?
Daniel Hannan: Politicians can’t win. When they don’t give us what we want, we protest. And when they then do, we carry on.
These are the same elected representatives the whom we insisted should “step back and trust the professionals”.
The NHS employs 1.75 million people and is too monolithic. The number of civil servants has risen to 460,000. This is territory which the Chancellor needs to examine in detail.
Profile: York – and its potential role as Parliament’s new home, a Johnson joke which could become serious
Hoyle and Fowler are deeply opposed to the move, but Labour voters in the North of England like the sound of it.
He may move out of Number Ten altogether for work and into the Cabinet Office at 70 Whitehall.