We face a situation where getting each project over the line is iteratively harder and no sooner is a project approved by the Secretary of State but a series of judicial reviews land from community groups.
The eighth article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
DEFRA should aim to produce, based on a representative sample of farms, estimates of the welfare status of each farmed animal in the UK.
Rolling out free school meals to every child from a family on Universal Credit will lead to healthier and more attentive pupils.
Both the agricultural sector and Conservative voters agree with the post-EU push to ensure more high-quality British food is sold and consumed here.
Inability or unwillingness to act in the military sphere should not lead to counter-productive hyperactivity in others.
We don’t need a new tax system on food, but instead to reform the one we already have to make it more rational, and indeed simpler.
Reduce the amount of VAT paid on telecoms to five per cent. Connectivity is an essential part of our daily lives, but that isn’t reflected in how it is taxed.
Johnson cannot afford to alienate so many of his colleagues – especially if the Tiverton and Honiton by-election leaves them even jumpier.
The Director of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit on his four tests for new Government policies – and moving on from the confidence vote.
But without a clear green direction of travel across all these policies, there could be negative political consequences
Particularly ridiculous was the fact that the “environmentally friendly” spread included imported fruit such as melon, mango, and kiwi.
The Environment Secretary, in charge of the seven-year transition from the Common Agricultural Policy, prefers to do good by stealth.
We owe it to our children, and the NHS, to crack down on advertising and make sure healthy eating is always the easy choice.
Our troubles will be compounded by Ministers’ import promotion policies, most pronounced in the Business, Energy and Agriculture departments.