Privatisation was the wave of the future during the 1990s. Great British Railways risks turning its back on progress.
Plus: virtual conferences are the way of the future. America’s vice-presidential debate worked. And: Fox deserved better from his WTO campaign.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
It seems strange to think of Thatcher’s last triumph as the twilight of a Tory century, but that is how it now appears to electoral history.
Their final attempt to prevent Brexit is undemocratic and destined to fail.
Plus: The Government’s push to rig the EU referendum: guilty as charged. Cameron and tax: innocent until or unless proved otherwise. And: my shoulder freezes over.
The row over the Prime Minister’s remarks about local Associations has been mostly concocted. But the need for Party reform is real. We open a ConHome series.
And I’m having none of that nonsense about Dry January.
The months before an election hold great temptation to make rash and unworkable promises that come back to haunt us. Let’s try something else.
Aladdin: Gloria de Piero. Widow Twanky: Chris Bryant. Abananzer: Peter Mandelson. Genie of the Lamp, Michael Gove. Princess Lotus Blossom: Gavin Williamson…
This new book sets out a hundred policy ideas to address a range of critical failings and gaps across Government today.
Of a debate widely acknowledged for its thoughtfulness, breadth and rigour, these contributions can offer only a small snapshot.
If Labour had more MPs as bold as he is, the Tories would find themselves in a very much weaker position.
Plus: Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the – Aaarrrggghhh!
Plus: The shuffle I want. Brown flops. Why on earth do Conservative Governments pour millions into Liverpool? And: In memory of Andy Wilson.