But if such a programme extends beyond stemming the flow of cash (or at least attempting to do so), it is once again going to come back to law and enforcement. And that is thorny ground.
Even without withdrawing from or renegotiating the Aarhus Convention, there is scope for the Government to raise cost limits, and thus reduce friction and costs in the planning system.
Labour are happy to hammer the Government for it’s lack of progress, but lack any convincing alternative plan to make the system effective and bring numbers down.
Charity law is agnostic between opposing beliefs. The ultimate issue was whether LGBA should be registered as a charity. That requires being an organisation established for purposes that are charitable in English law, and with sufficient public benefit.
Yes, many decisions are now made by quangos or regulators rather than ministers. But in our constitution, delegating that authority is a choice.
Paul Goodman tries to tempt Rishi Sunak into talking about Sir Keir Starmer’s record on law and order.
What is the point of cutting the notice period from four weeks to two if it can take months to get people up in court due to the backlog in cases?
Channel crossings are a specific challenge that warrant a robust response: the Home Secretary should be mandated to ensure all who arrive by such means are removed.
The European Court of Human Rights seems unlikely to block the Rwanda policy outright, but it could try to foul it up until after the next election.
The rise of interventions in cases by activist groups that aren’t party to the dispute since 1997 is a break with our common law traditions.
Often victims attend court with an expectation that their case will be heard, only to be informed that it has been adjourned.
It will be difficult and controversial but do nothing substantial about our relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights.
If officers on the beat were the answer, Britain today would be safer than it was in the 1960s. Yet the data tell a very different story.
The Government will never be able to get a grip on crime if the infrastructure of prosecution has rotted away.
The new leader should review the Government’s current plans and focus limited time and political capital where it counts.