All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
Posts Tagged: Margaret Thatcher
John Bald: How many pupils start secondary school unable to read properly? The truth is we don’t know.
What is clear is that systematic phonics, followed by sustained teaching of reading, can tackle the literacy deficit.
From Walpole to Johnson, the rude, original vigour of the Prime Minister and the Commons have survived
A new study by Anthony Seldon of the office of Prime Minister gives too little credit to the many among its 55 holders whom he dismisses as failures.
Iain Dale: The Government’s race review had some positive findings. So why are ministers avoiding the media rounds?
I tried to get Badenoch on my show, but it was a straight “no” from Number 10 (as usual).
The term is used to understand the views of people living in traditional Labour heartlands. But it’s more complicated than that.
During the last year, we’ve learned much about the Government – but far more about ourselves.
It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.
Andrew Tettenborn: Protecting free speech at universities. The Government’s proposals are a start, but don’t go far enough.
It has a wonderful opportunity to preserve this value on campus. One that may not present itself again for some time.
Ryan Bourne: Why is Sunak so taken with tax hikes – when the tax burden is forecast to be its heaviest for 70 years?
Conservative messaging implies an implicit belief that there are no major state functions ripe for reform in any fiscal repair.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
A move from Ken Clarke to Aneurin Bevan would not only risk harming the NHS, but miss the real target of reform: social care.
George Freeman: The industrial strategy reforms I led helped to deliver Britain’s vaccine success. Now for the next phase.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
David Green: By creating a new investment bank, Sunak would give us a way of using our lockdown savings productively
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.