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The Education Department treats universities like poorly performing secondary schools, and now intervenes in them so much that the ONHS may well propose bringing them into the public sector.
With an Energy Ministry, a Science one, and the old Department of Trade and Industry reborn, it’s back to the future – and not only because of the strikes.
Ministers need to start making up for lost time and launch a high-profile public campaign alongside the energy companies.
Jacob Rees-Mogg faces an uphill battle against entrenched attitudes in almost every relevant department.
Our troubles will be compounded by Ministers’ import promotion policies, most pronounced in the Business, Energy and Agriculture departments.
Lord Agnew’s account of why he decided he must go has not had the attention it deserves.
At the heart of the Midlands Engine’s strategy is a desire to collaborate, particularly in sectors vital to the low carbon transition.
He says that road haulage interests are trying to revive the pre-Brexit economy – but that the Government will stand firm for higher wages.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
With the global population exploding and relative power of the west declining, we should reduce our dependence on the kindness of strangers.