Any new First Secretary of State should not have further ambitions of their own. And it would be pointless in any event to make any such appointment honorary.
Posts Tagged: Whitehall
Reconstructing May 1) She won’t win the battle for the future if Corbyn defines the battles of the past.
The Prime Minister has a long story of progressive toryism to tell. Moral authority must not be conceded to Labour.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
The first article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Placing every single decision in the hands of a tiny group is not a viable long-term strategy, but a recipe for total (nervous) breakdown.
There are some risks to trade, but they should be rationalised and addressed rather than overhyped.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.
Dean Godson: Deal or No Deal. What happens if we leave the EU without a comprehensive agreement? A call for evidence.
We are keen to gather views from interested parties (such as businesses, industry groups, politicians, academics and others) about what would happen.
The Office of American Innovation might never get going, given Trump’s chaotic style, but the concept is a good one.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
The first piece in our mini-series on reducing the deficit explores ideas from addressing ‘grey welfare’ to closing Whitehall departments.
Andrew Murrison: International trade. Why small markets matter – and what we should do to get into them
Cortés burnt his ships, thus making a retreat to Europe impossible – and an advance into the New World the only way forward. May now faces her own Cortes Moment.
The big lesson of Ivan Rogers’s resignation is that they must adapt to the cultural sea-change that last year’s referendum is bringing about.
If such cautions from a public servant are dismissed simply as coming from a Europhile, then we will all be the losers.
The civil service should advertise vacancies to all comers.