His columns from The Times are informed by his experience of what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work.
Posts Tagged: David Cameron
Why the obsessive focus on new tax rises when we need proper spending control – in the form of a real zero-based review?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
I am standing on a platform calling for empowerment, transparency, accountability and democracy.
Julian Brazier: How tackling the causes of rising demand would help the Government solve the housing crisis
Last year, the ONS predicted that the population would rise by another three million over the next decade. But home building lags behind.
From Brexit, to climate change, to the World Trade Organization, how would this administration align with the UK government?
While it’s important to focus on the ‘R’ rate in tackling covid, we must also balance health concerns against two other Rs – recovery versus recession.
Sunder Katwala: Gandhi does not quite fit the bill of recognising ethnic minority Britons on our currency
He may have been one of the greatest figures to shape the 20th century, but a simplistic deification risks losing the complexity of the man.
Johnson benefits from the scorn of critics such as Parris, for it suggests the Prime Minister is still an outsider
I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
Neil O’Brien: Why closing the marriage gap between rich and poor is a vital mission of social justice
My modest proposal is this: let’s do a major programme of controlled trials to test these ideas, and see what, if anything, makes a difference.
He has demonstrated prodigious powers of endurance, keeping going through storms of criticism which would have driven many a lesser figure out of politics.
The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
Profile: Olive, sorry, Oliver Dowden, saviour of the arts, bedrock insider – and unknown to the public
Few people understand better than the Culture Secretary how the government machine works, or fails to work.
Profile: Ben Elliot, Co-Chairman of the Party, under fire for the seating plan which put Jenrick next to Desmond
This Johnson ally, who runs the party on the PM’s behalf, has two modes, charming and angry, and is a more serious figure than he looks.
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.