The tale of the Troubled Families programme helps to prove that if the state doesn’t work properly, we won’t gain from leaving the EU.
The Prime Minister’s interview yesterday was a reminder of the fact.
Strong on regional and economic policy, muddled in its approach to managing Departments, and seriously, worryingly under-powered on foreign affairs.
A Government which wants to ‘make Britain a country that works for everyone’ cannot allocate £4 billion of £6 billion to those in the top half of the income distribution.
This is the right Minister in the right department. And though his room for manoeuvre is limited, he has a chance to make an impact on families policy.
Trump’s opposition to the climate change consensus will aid her aim of helping households which are struggling to pay their energy bills.
The Government has wisely decided not to put into effect a process that would end with newspapers having to pay costs for failed actions against them.
We should commit to tackling racism where it exists – not working ourselves into paroxysms of outrage.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.
At the heart of her speech was not so much a new interventionism as a Church-formed moralism, a sense of public service – and a Good Samaritan Moment.
“We believe in the good that government can do.”
Plus: Why do so many expensive hotels think it is a good thing to make their windows unopenable? Can’t we go back to Blackpool?
To those who are trying to frighten British workers, saying “When we leave, employment rights will be eroded”, I say firmly and unequivocally “no they won’t’.
Either we widen the membership of political parties and change the way they are funded, or the next stop will be a UK-style Donald Trump.
No-one expects the former Prime Minister to be happy about what has happened. But trying to dodge responsibility is deeply unattractive.