“Dom is a decentraliser,” we were told. “But he’s resistant to decentralising to people who he thinks aren’t up to the job.”
Posts Tagged: government
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Nick King: The business bailout scheme should avoid moral hazard, protect taxpayers – and not throw good money after bad.
Given the working title ‘Project Birch’ within Government, the project is reported to be considering investmenting billions of pounds in companies.
Nick Herbert: Whitehall musn’t return to business as usual after Coronavirus. We need radical, energetic, can-do fusion government.
Reshaping Whitehall must be sanctioned by the Prime Minister, but he can empower the Government’s proven reformer, Michael Gove, to drive change.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
Richard Ekins: How the Supreme Court has empowered Gerry Adams to sue the Government – and seek damages
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
Why the Cabinet Office will be in the dock for Covid failures when the inquiry comes. As will Sedwill.
The Treasury has been welded at the top to Number Ten. Now there’s a push to do more of the same to the Office.
Iain Dale: The arrogance of Cummings, the failures of the Guardian – and why we all need to keep a sense of proportion.
He’s a distraction and so can’t possibly have his mind on the job. But the Guardian and Mirror got a lot of the story wrong – and should apologise.
Its bishops’ latest attack on Cummings will do nothing to enamour the electorate.
It represents an emergency call to arms – not a permanent transition towards a command society.
One union has warned teachers not to “engage” in talks – in an utterly unhelpful move.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
“This document sets out a plan to rebuild the UK for a world with COVID-19. It is not a quick return to ‘normality.’ Nor does it lay out an easy answer.”
I have serious concerns about the sector surviving this crisis. We cannot allow the worst to happen and our zoos and aquariums put at risk.
If employers consider themselves to be heading for catastrophe, it suggests that the wider public will catch up before too long.