Immigration, gender, Brexit, Trump, and the inevitability of an Australian republic – these were just a handful of the issues explored in last week’s event with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Chris Wajzer says politicians of both genders have much to learn from her.
The Government has finally published the latest list of cabinet committees, where a lot of the real business of government is done. Adam Boon and Rob Adam find that there are fewer committees under May than Cameron, and that Business Secretary Greg Clark sits on more of them than anyone else. Click on the images to enlarge.
After hinting that the UK was set to have new runways announced in Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham, the final decision on where to build new airport capacity is delayed by another year. Emma Norris says this underlines the huge problem politics poses for infrastructure decision making.
The Government finally published the evaluation of David Cameron’s flagship Troubled Families programme. It has generated the expected headlines about waste. Jill Rutter argues that ministers need to take the right lessons from this experience – but there is a risk that they will take the wrong ones.
The Department for Energy & Climate Change’s (DECC) failure to manage the uncertain costs of low-carbon electricity subsidies could lead to an overspend of nearly £1bn. Oliver Ilott sets out the wider lessons for government.
Lord Bridges, Minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union, today reiterated the pledge to give MPs the same level of access to the Brexit negotiations as MEPs. Robyn Munro says we urgently need to know how this will be done.
Today in Glasgow at the SNP autumn conference, Nicola Sturgeon addressed her party faithful for the first time since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Akash Paun argues that the speech sets the UK and Scottish governments on a collision course.
David Davis and Theresa May are both clear that Parliament will not have a vote on the UK’s Brexit negotiating position. But Robyn Munro explains why they must find a way to engage Parliament in the Brexit process.