I cannot envisage the circumstances in which those at the top of the NHS agree to divert a higher proportion of the Levy to care.
There is nothing for productivity growth, ageing, minimum wage hikes, tailoring care to individual needs, or councils’ incentives to build more homes.
The overseas aid and Universal Credit decisions suggest that, for the first time in a while, the cause of fiscal conservatism is gaining the upper hand.
The President has put the Vice-President in charge of a mission in which she is unlikely to succeed.
The former Minister for Disabled People contributes the first article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
Wanted: a grand bargain with voters, whereby some rises at the top end are traded off for others nearer the bottom.
But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.