I declare an interest: I am one of the few MPs with a degree in mathematics. And I have never felt like a data-entering robot…
If Sunak and Truss are remotely serious about either improving Britain’s long-term growth rate or competing with China, they must make our country a science superpower.
With the global population exploding and relative power of the west declining, we should reduce our dependence on the kindness of strangers.
This list of allies and partners includes Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Oman, Qatar and Singapore.
This is an opportunity to bring together those making a difference in communities with the flexible, socially motivated investment they need.
The UK needs a fresh, robust template. Central to it should be a differentiation between strategic and non-strategic areas.
Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Prime Minister’s boldest move to get us ahead in the new space race – the One Web deal.
We can still be another Israel or South Korea, if we decide a strategy and stick to it.
Children make up around 20 per cent of the population – yet CAMHS only receives 6.4 per cent of mental health spending.
It could take action to reduce industrial electricity costs, among other important steps.
Currently the UK spends around 1.7 per cent of its GDP on R&D. Yet the US and China are heading towards three per cent GDP, and others even more.
Plus: Is it really a bad thing if more work from home? And: It’s time to acknowledge private workers’ contributions in the Covid crisis.
The harrowing personal story of Jihyun Park, followed by her selection as a Tory candidate in Bury, puts current political obsessions in perspective.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.