At present, we are languishing in the polls. However, if we keep their reputation for being good on the economy, then the public may decide to give us another chance.
Ministers really seem to have thought they could simply spend their way to high wages and stronger productivity.
A principled Tory push against the New Labour state risks looking like a petty attempt at personal revenge.
The Prime Minister must get out in front of the issue — and deal with the whole mess before it buries him.
The second in a three-part series on how the Government can deliver a strong, secure future for the United Kingdom.
There should be a growth target to complement the inflation target – to drive government departments to take actions that will promote more UK activity and jobs.
The first in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
Advocates of every hoary old reform would immediately set to work arguing that the Union could be saved by their One Weird Trick.
There may be a good case for changes, but they will only stick if the Government takes care that they are brought in for the right reasons.
Constantly circulating officials around Whitehall has its downsides – but might the alternative be deeper departmental biases?
The Chancellor should use his statement on Wednesday to announce a comprehensive and ambitious plan to counter the threat.
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Johnson’s election manifesto promised to remove the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, among other pledges.