The first of a series of five articles on ConservativeHome this week about the main challenges that await the new Prime Minister.
The aim should not be to have the government try to boost birth rates, but to remove barriers that impede families from making their own self-funded, preferred decisions.
Scarce resources need to be targeted at the real evils of the trade, not squandered in performative crackdowns.
Outsourcing to arms-length groups and insufficient departmental reviews have created a democratic deficit.
Commonhold sounds attractive in theory, but the lesson from Scotland is that it is the wrong solution for large blocks.
Food security comes not from growing everything yourself, but having the most diverse supply network you can maintain.
It has real democratic authority including with the Lords which might not be so inhibited from voting down new measures which didn’t feature in that manifesto.
Thanks to this outdated system of feudal tenure, the link between work and reward has again snapped.
High-performing settings should be given greater leeway to experiment with different arrangements – flexibility is key.
Time and again the Whitehall regulatory reflex markets which are at once overpriced and inadequate to need.
In his piece for this site last week, Chris Philp downplayed the way it is drafted to push platforms towards suppressing lawful content.
Our focus groups in Wakefield are a wake-up call for the Government: responsible adults neither want nor need nannying.
As one Cabinet Minister put it to me recently, the Treasury has never been interested in growth, just in collecting taxes.
But without a clear green direction of travel across all these policies, there could be negative political consequences