There is much to be said for incremental reform, but too much caution can tip over into a failure to act boldly.
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Benedict McAleenan: No, Greta, we don’t need Absolute Zero. We need Net Zero – with its negative emissions.
A recent report launching a new coalition explains why we need new technologies that will deliver these at scale.
The first piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.
Bob Blackman: Voters are understandably wary about planning reforms. Here’s why a street plans scheme is a viable alternative.
These would allow individual streets, when a large majority of homeowners agree, to give themselves permission to increase the size of their houses.
We need a thriving construction workforce. A shortage of skilled workers has been exacerbated by foreign-born workers returning home.
Robert Salisbury: The machinery of government needs reform – or else the UK will find itself adrift in this new world
Policy Exchange has recently commissioned a report into how we can enhance the Civil Service and other institutions.
The lessons from history are clear. If you give stakeholders no reason to back reform, you will fail.
From hospitals to town centre clinical hubs, new infrastructure will show voters that the Government is serious.
And the longer the impasse goes on, the stronger argument becomes that hypothetical risks to the Single Market are overriding political stability.
Ben Southwood: Why planning reform may work this time round, delivering us the new homes that we need
The key theme in the Planning White Paper is local consent, which could unlock the door to new development.
Ed Birkett: Biden will spend big to help slow climate change. Johnson won’t. He doesn’t need to. Here’s why.
Splashing taxpayers’ cash is the President’s only reliable option. The Prime Minister has other tools at his disposal.
The Lord Chancellor post could be returned to the Lords – and once again become both a senior judge and a Cabinet member at once.
Stephen Booth: The Integrated Review marks a further step towards the wider world and away from the European Union
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
Stephen Booth: Opportunities for an agile, creative Britain from Brexit – as spelt out by former Remainers
Lidington writes that “the UK has the potential to be world-leading in areas such as fintech, life sciences, artificial intelligence and genetic modification”.
Warwick Lightfoot: Today’s Budget. Conservatives should not be afraid of public borrowing to ensure a rapid recovery.
Preventing as much long-term damage to the economy as possible now should be the Chancellor’s priority.