Developing the civil service’s specialist skills is vital for delivering both Brexit and the next Government’s domestic priorities, argues Benoit Guerin.
“Alternative arrangements” still require a great deal of work – and agreement on what they are meant to achieve – before they can feasibly replace the Irish border backstop, says Alex Stojanovic.
The tax system is in need of reform and barriers in the way of change can be overcome, says Dr Gemma Tetlow.
Theresa May is trying to secure a legacy beyond Brexit but – like all prime ministers – she will only be remembered for what she did before announcing the date of her departure, says Tim Durrant.
Raphael Hogarth assesses Sir John Major’s threat to take the Government to court if Boris Johnson tries to prorogue Parliament – and says it is a challenge which should be taken seriously.
Martin Wheatley agrees with a committee of MPs who argue that Parliament needs to probe spending plans more – and have the expert support to do so effectively.
Bronwen Maddox says that investigating the latest government leak, rather than pandering to the demands of President Trump, should be the priority for the new Prime Minister.
MPs in Westminster face a complicated choice between respecting Northern Ireland’s devolved settlement and legislating on UK-wide human rights issues, argues Jess Sargeant.
Two of the candidates for the top EU jobs have been involved in Brexit negotiations – and could prove to be constructive deal makers, says Georgina Wright.
The new Single Departmental Plans don't go far enough to address previous criticisms, says Martin Wheatley