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The decision that Boris Johnson must make after his return this week is and can only be political – not scientific.
Liam Fox: The virus – what it is, what it means, and the two options open to Ministers for phasing out the shutdown
Whatever model is adopted or whatever alternative proposal is deemed better, the public need to know that there is an exit strategy in place.
Budget 1) This was less a Conservative Budget than “the People’s Budget”. From a Vote Leave Government – not the usual Tory one.
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.
As the old saying doesn’t quite put it, scientists advise, but Ministers decide – on moving to mitigation or anything else.
Ministers have been asked to push the Government’s priorities – tackling crime, funding the NHS, “levelling up”. How can these be effected without faster growth?
The Foreign Secretary promises the Government is “establishing one of the strongest regimes for telecoms security anywhere in the world”.
Alan Mak: We had a technological revolution in the 1980s, delivered by a strong leader. We have the same chance now.
This is the second in a three-part series on using technology to boost our economy after Brexit.
“Bad management” or “the wrong skills” or “incompetent people” are held up as the root cause of bad government.My central gripe is that I doubt this is true.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
Rachel Wolf: I co-wrote this Conservative manifesto. And so can say that its focus was on neither the rich nor the poor.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
Jesse Norman: Conservatism, the party leadership, and the future of our country. Why I am considering standing.
If you believe in this idea of conservatism; if you want new faces at the table; if you share these ambitions, then please say so.