It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
There were plenty of Yes Minister routines and scripts to live through then as now. Much of the system did not like the privatisation programme.
We’ve been through all this before with the Gove education reforms – which he co-worked on and which have helped to improve lives.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Over a third of patients who attend A&E do so for non-urgent, minor injuries. They are unable to get GP appointments.
Collecting statistics on people’s self-identified racial background is one thing. Having ringfenced funding for one racial group is quite another.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
His ‘Contract with the People’ makes an effort to stake out some new territory for the People’s Army, but he faces an uphill climb.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
When he declared that “the first consideration of a minister should be the health of the people”, he was beginning to map out an election-winning mass appeal.
“The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.”
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
It’s not an optional extra – it’s crucial to delivering an effective Brexit and making the most of the opportunities outside the EU.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.