The Education Department treats universities like poorly performing secondary schools, and now intervenes in them so much that the ONHS may well propose bringing them into the public sector.
These two institutions at the very centre of Government do not appear to be operating the way they should.
It’s the worst form of gesture politics in practice – that substitutes for the urgent need for more housing.
The question is why the UK is being so timid. is it Johnson, ministers or the Blob? Let’s consider the options.
“Either he had not read the rules, or understood the rules, or thought they didn’t apply to him… which was it?”
Whether he survives this political storm remains to be seen. But Conservatives won’t win the next election if they continue with their current policies.
Whatever the outcome of Sue Gray’s investigation, we must draw a line under the questions being faced by the Government.
We need to break away from a culture that sees politics as some sort of X Factor contest.
Who is enjoying his discomfort? Labour, the LibDems, Macron, Rejoiners, woke academics – everyone, in short, who wants to see Brexit Britain fail.
This country has done very little to move forward and separate itself from the regulatory grasp of Brussels.
Elections, referenda and political fora are the appropriate settings for such debate, not the courts.
It is one of the finest examples of ‘have your cake and eat it’ dishes ever served up for public consumption.
The Government should implement a binding innovation principle to unleash the UK economy.
Questions have been raised about whether the visa route will truly be as liberal as some have implied
The appointment of O’Brien to lead the forthcoming levelling-up white paper shows real commitment to the agenda.