It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
There were plenty of Yes Minister routines and scripts to live through then as now. Much of the system did not like the privatisation programme.
There will be some bruised personalities on the backbenches who will need careful managing over the next few months, and I hear that Spencer is already on the job.
Simply scrapping higher rate tax relief would be an act of fiscal hooliganism, but the Chancellor has other options available to him.
All those named inadvertently paved the way for Britain’s exit. They feature an American President, a Supreme Court judge – and a quango.
Her told a meeting in 1994 that “it has recently been said that the option of leaving the Community [is] ‘unthinkable’. I believe this attitude is rather simplistic.”
The Government needs to listen to its critical friends and produce fast reform of this scheme to help Britain compete.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
Seldon’s latest book, composed in only six months, will at best be a quarry on which future historians can draw.
The patriotic, Brexit-voting working class, neglected for decades by Labour, must now be championed by the Conservatives.
The eerie atmosphere at this conference is the calm in a party which wants to come back together.
The former Prime Minister also failed to grasp that Merkel was not going to do anything very much for him.
The heated debate about fiscal policy a decade ago is often forgotten. It matters that the former Prime Minister now acknowledges he came down on the wrong side.
When Letwin and Watson are on the same page, we should all study the book very carefully.
Former Government advisers see an opportunity to steer the party towards a “bigger government” vision for the party they’ve always spoiled for.