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.
The first piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
The Prime Minister is right to put research and development at the heart of his plan to build back.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
In spite of Cummings’ departure, DARPA should remain a manifesto priority: we need its approach to risk – and indeed failure.
The emergency measures enacted to battle Covid have exposed the groupthink of Whitehall’s expert establishment.
The Prime Minister fields questions from all sides about the practical and ethical issues surrounding the rollout.
The major industries of the future will be green, clean, and environmentally conscious. Without action we risk jobs, investment, and exports going overseas.
Continued lockdowns and restrictions assume we will eventually produce one. If the attempt fails, what next?
The Government is proposing to plough £800 million into copying an idea the US abandoned decades ago. It won’t work.
The Government has huge ambitions for UK science and innovation. Rethinking how to motivate inventors will take the country far.
The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us the importance of supply chain security, whether for PPE or critical minerals.
Three cheers for three reforms: of the civil service, of Ministers and of one that this Government tends to avoid – of public services.
The Health Secretary disagrees with the suggestion of a SAGE scientist that the Government did not implement lockdown early enough.
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