The best ideas for reform won’t come from government alone. That’s why I’ve joined the Commission for Smart Government which was launched last month.
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It’s not an optional extra – it’s crucial to delivering an effective Brexit and making the most of the opportunities outside the EU.
Three meetings with the ’22 each year, with no questions allowed, are simply not sufficient. Even Corbyn engages more than this.
He may eventually be able to construct a case for return which, while tortuous, would not be beyond the reach of his powers of persuasion.
The Trade Union Bill is right. But it ends the effective truce on Party funding – so let’s prepare ourselves now for Labour’s revenge strike.
A majority means a free hand to shape the Cabinet, and key appointments prove businesses are one of Cameron’s priorities.
On polling day, we honour the unknown heroes of this government – the Special Advisers, without whom little of what has been done would have been done.
The appointment of ministers following the election in May 2015 will be a critical indication of whether the necessary political drive is still there.
Contentment with them appears to have risen at the same time as some of the biggest reductions in the rate of spending in modern times.
Maude’s work in delivering serious savings has been crucial and radical – Labour can’t be relied on to continue or preserve that legacy.
It’s a modern form of One Nation Conservatism. Harold Macmillan would have liked it.
Digital technology offers the chance to reform the state, as well as politics.
All of the three main parties have frustrations with government. Nick Herbert’s GovernUp is there to help.
He will deliver about a quarter of this year’s spending scaleback. Why not let him co-plan the post-election spending review – and get yet more value for money?