Or has PMQs become, like those wrestling bouts shown on the telly, a bit of a put-up job?
Decades of under-investment and an unserious strategic culture have created a military whose primary function seems to be peacekeeping – but does less of that than Zimbabwe.
Insisting on degrees is an example of pointless red tape, and I want to get rid of all such bureaucratic burdens. Sir Stephen House’s Operational Productivity Review is designed to do just that.
Who is he for? What will he do for you? What will he deliver for Britain? With the Bill on small boats due, we’re about to find out.
Have we got to the stage where it is now considered beyond the pale to employ the services of an accountant or advisor to minimise one’s tax bill?
Australia, Canada, and New Zealand have all managed to better implement the centre-right recipe for success, despite being ruled by left-of-centre parties.
The Cassandras of Washington D.C are pointing their fingers at Hunt and Bailey’s “tighter fiscal and monetary policies”. But they were no fans of Trussonomics, either.
In many places that need levelling up, the real unemployment rate exceeds the number of job vacancies; labour supply is a greater problem in the South.
Rather than agonising over whether new arrivals are fitting in, the Government instead invested in ensuring that they have the tools they need to do so.
The West Midlands must compete with Barcelona, Boston, and Beijing – not with London and Manchester.
It not only presents a growing opportunity to help provide more secure and clean electricity, heating and fuels but also offers a major source of new industrial growth.
A bolder government would not win every battle it fought, but it would win more than one that never gave battle at all.
It talks about public spending control, but exempts one of the biggest spending programmes from those pressures. It advocates labour market deregulation but extends labour protections to older workers.
When he addressed a recent meeting of the ERG, one of the most powerful things Donaldson said, was: “Like many of my countrymen, I am sick and tired of being treated like a second-class citizen, in my own country.”