Here are six recent examples of how the Prime Minister has been mugged by reality.
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The media has suggested there is something suspect about the Conservative Party’s receipt of private money.
Richard Holden: Improving future pensions – and why our next move should be more help for more young workers.
And we chat to the young waiter, the question I’m asking is: “why wait until young people are 22 for auto-enrolment to begin?”
Lobbying: a modest proposal. Let’s register any time anyone meets a Minister or MP – anywhere, anyhow.
P.S: It’s early days in the Greensill affair. But the people we elect don’t always seem to be in charge.
Looked at in the round, over the 2010-2016 period, the UK had the joint highest growth for a G7 economy, level with the US.
Gavin Rice: The Conservative campaign in Hartlepool kicks off today. But will Johnson deliver for his new working class voters?
The calling-in of a planning application to open a coalmine at Whitehaven suggests prioritising green optics over Northern livelihoods.
Whatever guidelines there may be on engagement with organisations, no-one will take them seriously if the Government doesn’t do so itself.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
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 lesson of the last year is poorer communities are much more vulnerable to the next virus or health emergency.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Nick Hillman: Three options for higher education. Less support for students, fewer of them – or else they pay more
If if the higher education sector must take some further pain in the spending review, then the last option is the least bad.
Why the obsessive focus on new tax rises when we need proper spending control – in the form of a real zero-based review?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
Graham Gudgin: To meet its infrastructure ambitions, the Government should spend more on capital investment
It should take advantage of the current macro-economic environment afforded by low borrowing costs, to provide stable – and sizeable – funding.