Faced with political resistance, the Conservative Party seems to be abandoning not just the policy but its understanding of the problem.
The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
Forty-six per cent of respondents back the plans and forty per cent don’t, which mirrors the divisions seen elsewhere.
If the Housing Secretary is to survive, he will have to learn the art of sometimes saying no to property developers such as Richard Desmond.
Party leaders face uncomfortable truths as they prepare for the Leaders’ Climate Debate later today.
Brokenshire must keep an eye on the potential knock-on from the latest flare-up over terror, reprisals, a captured pilot and the disputed territory.
Voluntary-aided status works both for Catholic schools and everyone else. Furthermore, lifting the cap from new institutions could have had unexpected consequences.
The new Home Secretary won’t toe the Downing Street line as his predecessor did. His appointment is thus a sign of weakness at the top.
If she really is to “dedicate my premiership” to fixing housing growth and home ownership, she will need to throw a chunk of her caution to the winds.
Right now, a whole host of things are said to be top infrastructure priorities. Yet, remarkably, housing is not among them. This needs to change.
Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.
The fifth in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and aiding those in deep poverty.