DFID managed its portfolio with far greater efficiency than the Foreign Office. But it should improve how it aligns traditional aid objectives with Britain’s goals.
If we really are becoming the Party of Blue Collar Conservatives, our Party must become the change that we want to see.
We need a powerful Parliamentary spending watchdog, a Budget Committee, to stop hard-earned public cash being wasted.
There remains a culture in much of the public sector that no-one will ever be held to account for wasting money on unworkable vanity projects.
It is not a fix-all, but I hope its measures will produce a real improvement in the number of people who become homeless in the first place.
Too often it seems as though our perimeters are seen as a problem to be patched-up rather than an asset to be fully modernised.
The official guidance contains gaping loopholes, and Freedom of Information requests show that Health Trusts are unprepared to carry out vital checks.
The benefits of a secure, stable and loving family are are even more important for military personnel than for the rest of us.