13 November 2017

The delayed EU Withdrawal Bill finally returns to the Commons this week. Jill Rutter argues that the Government needs to engage with Parliament properly if the timetable for scrutiny is not to be compressed further.

10 November 2017

Brexit spending is being micro-managed by the Treasury. The Chancellor must relax the purse strings and use the Budget to properly fund Brexit preparations, argues Joe Owen.

09 November 2017

While it’s right that Priti Patel has taken responsibility for her actions, Nicola Hughes argues that many ministers continue to be undone by the most basic mistakes.

07 November 2017

The changing membership of Cabinet committees indicates that the Government is gearing up for the second phase of the Brexit negotiations, argues Jill Rutter.

07 November 2017

The new Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has plenty of critics he needs to prove wrong. Daniel Thornton advises him to learn from his predecessors.

03 November 2017

The Government - along with the Chancellor - finds itself in a tricky political position ahead of this month’s Budget. The politics make it inevitable that many key decisions will be fudged, argues Julian McCrae.

02 November 2017

The way harassment is dealt with in Whitehall has changed significantly in the last 30 years – particularly the culture that said you just had to put up with it, says Dr Catherine Haddon.

01 November 2017

The Brexit Secretary says that no matter what happens with EU negotiations, “we will have some sort of basic deal”. Alex Stojanovic argues that even the most basic deal will be difficult to agree and disruptive to trade.

31 October 2017

The latest social care data shows that the Government must start planning now for what will happen when the money runs out, argues Lucy Campbell.

27 October 2017

A new series of candid interviews with former ministers reveals what today’s cohort could learn about making a success of ministerial office. The most important lessons for getting things done come from Lord Heseltine, argues Tess Kidney Bishop. 

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