Beyond the blame game, it could bolster his argument for a decisive resolution on Brexit and provide cover for an increase in spending.
The UK is very well-placed to make the most of a technological boom age – except for one great and persisting tech weakness: a shortage of trained people.
Our future Conservative Party leadership needs to address quickly and effectively the problems which have led to the latter’s rise.
If he is looking for a legacy beyond Brexit, then ‘rural proofing’ all government policy would be a good place to start.
Governments are more likely to help create conditions for it by seeking economic growth, rather than well-being.
It is mistaken to believe that the British people are collectively optimistic, happy-go-lucky, and modernity-obsessed – and on the same wavelength as those that are.
At the same time, my research shows some of the hurdles any theoretical new movement will have to cross if it is to survive contact with reality.