The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
Yes, survival rates in this country are at their highest ever level, but then so are international survival rates. Our real challenge is to close the gap with averages – let alone the best.
Within the autism community, almost eight in ten will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. The NHS must provide better support.
Gone is the Conservative certainty of reducing taxes to promote businesses’ own investment and growth.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
From healthcare and education to food and transport, privately-developed solutions can help ministers make a big difference at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.
Plus: We need a Housing Minister who will do for new homes what Michael Heseltine did with development corporations in the 1980s.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
“In the run-up to Budget people running all kinds of services come to see us and they always have very large numbers which are absolutely essential otherwise Armageddon will arrive.”
It ought to be focused on those areas that the public really care about and where it can meaningfully offer useful policy ideas.
We cannot say the NHS is free at the point of access if people face extortionate fees to get to appointments or visit sick relatives.
Introducing a program of Ofsted-Style ratings and special measures into the NHS was controversial at the time. But the move has paid off.
I have said previously that I believe the Government has been pursuing a sensible negotiating approach to date. I maintain that view.
There are some areas where continued jurisdiction for the ECJ is defensible and may, pragmatically, be the best route forward.
“We are making progress in the right direction,” the Health Secretary tells Marr.