The Government’s combination of pro-shale rhetoric and highly restrictive regulation could almost be calculated to please nobody.
The high-ranking whip replaces Harrington, who stepped down in March.
If change was needed at the whips’ office, it isn’t at all clear why it was this change.
“I think there will be a good deal, but I can’t pretend that there is a deal now that’s in our back pocket and we’re just going through the motions.”
It’s not just a matter of output: developing this pioneering industry would support tens of thousands of British jobs and demonstrate global leadership.
Now is the time to spread more of the success beyond the South East.
We may be rowing back to defend one promise. But another more fundamental promise to the future is actually at stake.
How is the new Department for International Trade getting on?
If the Business Secretary wants to become the man for enterprise, he needs to challenge his own bureaucrats.
A new report reveals that far too few departments have properly integrated it into their decision making. This has to change.
It shouldn’t plan the economy, but it does need to plan around the economy. Its failure to do so must be addressed.
The college was acting consistently with the Government’s policy aim. But it’s alumni, not students, that are universities’ customers.
These graduates are not taking jobs from anyone: they’re filling skills gaps and it’s grossly unfair to pretend anything else.
Ministers need to be less political and more pragmatic about which technologies can sustain our economy in the decades ahead.