Some MPs, academics and student representatives have criticised Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students. But what matters is how the board collectively performs and that it shows its independence from government, argues Daniel Thornton.
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.
Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman spoke at the IfG about the challenges facing governments preparing for future wars. He argued that only way to be prepared is to be ready for the unexpected. Chris McNulty highlights the key points.