It should be able to amend proposed legislation only once – or propose laws itself once, with the Commons only needing to vote against these to block them.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
That the company is a government customer isn’t the whole story. After all, few customers must manage the consequences of their supplier’s collapse.
Ministers need to be less political and more pragmatic about which technologies can sustain our economy in the decades ahead.
During the 1980s, the electoral function of the SDP/Alliance was to help the Conservatives win. This does not necessarily hold true 30 or so years on.
The two parties have proven that they can work effectively together in normal circumstances. These are not normal circumstances.
Yet even if their concerns don’t ultimately lead to them backing someone else, these shouldn’t simply be dismissed as having no consequences.
How I saw civil society at work recently in Israel, across the religious and ethnic divide, and am helping to build it up in Loughborough.
At best, sending him to Guantanamo failed – and at worst it backfired spectacularly.
To make STPs work, Ministers need to have the courage of their convictions. That starts with the NHS and social care budget, of which STPs should take full control.
Plus: Trump’s tactics, Labour’s splits, and LibDem divisions.
Ministers are likely to find a stake valuable – and may find it useful for targeted infrastructure spending.
We need sectoral centres of excellence that strengthen our economy, create higher wage jobs and help us trade across the globe.
Even if she wanted to, she couldn’t reduce her department’s budget without a change in the law.
Hammond, Green, the Work and Pensions Select Committee – even Clegg. All agree that it needs reviewing at least. And not before time.