This year, Wales produced the lowest A* to C grade GCSE results since 2006, with the GCSE attainment gap between the best and worst performing areas widening.
It seems strange to think of Thatcher’s last triumph as the twilight of a Tory century, but that is how it now appears to electoral history.
Her confirmation that she is staying to fight the 2021 Holyrood elections binds her fortunes to May’s.
DExEU must continue after March next year to prevent the EU from using constructive ambiguity to implement regulatory absorption.
We must insist that an “in principle” agreement on trade be reached by the end of March 2018 – otherwise the EU will have us over a barrel.
Economically, it could be transformational, as it has been in Norway, which established its fund back in the early 1990s. It is now worth over a trillion dollars.
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
Simply ‘being on social media’ is not enough. It is the quality of content that is the overwhelming variable that determines success.
The challenge for aid donors and recipients alike is to work together to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.
Gone is the Conservative certainty of reducing taxes to promote businesses’ own investment and growth.
The new Defence Secretary’s rawness may make him more likely to dig in against the Treasury than otherwise – precisely because he has a point to prove.
While the responsibilities of government must be shouldered, there’s no doubting the need for a time of renewal – one as profound as in any period of opposition.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
For anyone with a mobile phone, it’s not rocket science to see why the Conservative Party is a decade behind in engaging people of my age.
It ought to be focused on those areas that the public really care about and where it can meaningfully offer useful policy ideas.