The front-runner to succeed Merkel has perfected the art of making not having a row, indeed not making a decision, sound reasonable.
His enemies yearn to place the PM in an ideological box, and smash him to pieces for having the wrong opinions. He refuses to oblige them.
This is a story of institutions, work and habits changing out of recognition – and how we can improve our position and the country once we’re heard.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
The role of the Duke of Wellington and Robert Peel in bringing about Catholic emancipation in this country provides strong foundations.
In his new history, Stephen Wall describes the unbridgeable divide on Europe into which any Prime Minister is in danger of tumbling.
Furthermore, there have been huge efforts at places of worship to stop the spread of the virus.
Criminal behaviour under the new law would be based on offence caused, rather than intended – a significant difference to England and Wales.
Never again must the doors of our nation’s churches close for fifteen weeks straight. Religion is more than ritual – it is life itself.
It is not only pro-lifers who might jib at the United Kingdom acquiring one of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.
The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.
At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
There is a spirit of liberty at this event, informed by the belief that traditional British freedom includes the right not just to make a lot of noise, but to be extremely rude.