Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Plus: Norcott and Brandreth triumph at Edinburgh. Turnbull and Dutton circle in Australia. And: Corbyn’s shoddy copy of the Trump playbook.
There is also a lesson for councillors – to challenge their officials in making lazy choices when bids are put in for contracts.
Those responsible for assets should behave in a responsible manner towards the future of the company and their employees.
Publishing the data on spending and staffing would enable a full and frank debate about any reforms needed,
Plus: Corbyn’s lack of private sector experience. And, come to think of it, his lack of public sector experience. And: justice for Worboys’ victims.
Sir Desmond Swayne stayed awake, and was greeted with a roar of appreciation.
The price of being thought business-minded is that it reflects particularly badly on Tory ministers when the private sector gets it wrong.