A new culture of inquiry and challenge is essential if government is to be better prepared for what ministers cannot be blamed for failing to anticipate.
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Andrew Griffith: If public services aren’t radically reformed, the new healthcare levy may be in vain
Delivering our popular and bold programme will require better instrumentation, clearer goals and new ways of working.
Earth has been a very giving, even forgiving planet, and we must allow nature to ensure our survival for future generations.
David Richards: Offer a single point of contact and overhaul the National Security Council. How to help the Afghans we left behind.
It would seem to compound an injustice to invite these Afghans to join the back of the queue for resettlement assistance.
If you want a circus, send for Pen Farthing. There’s a government to run. Number Ten must get a grip.
Remote working has its place, but something vital to us all is lost, especially for younger people, if we lose the opportunity to mix, socialise and learn.
The United States has little choice but to recognise that vaccination is the only way out of this Covid-19 nightmare.
When making the difficult decision to pursue an abortion, we must be sure that women are given a face-to-face consultation.
David Green: Wealth extraction, not wealth creation. The Morrisons takeoever – and why government should be prepared to intervene.
A careful reading of Hayek and Adam Smith will confirm that neither was invariably opposed to state action.
And we’re all for a rebalancing – but Parliamentary government must mean Parliament in full, not just the executive.
A brief apology doesn’t justify him remaining in post. It’s now up to him to do so live. This is one for Andrew Neil, assuming he’s available.
Maya Forstater: One’s sex can’t change. The story of my fight to ensure that this view, held by so many, is judged “worthy of respect”.
The court’s verdict should encourage Johnson to stop the practice of public bodies pledging allegiance to Stonewall.
Cummings has said he will hand over material to the inquiry. Will the committee ask the Government to do likewise?
Cummings Reborn – as the champion of Parliament. He has given MPs more power, so leaving the inquiry with less.
Yesterday, he bent the passage of time – by giving the Commons the chance to carry out a Covid reckoning before the inquiry is up and running.
If anything is ‘dunked in 1950s sexism’, in Zac Goldsmith’s memorable tweet, it is the outdated concept of the First Lord of the Treasury’s plus-one.