The re-launch sinks

  At today’s press launch for Matthew Taylor’s report on work, the Prime Minister gave a clear illustration of the consequences of job insecurity. She failed to turn the occasion into a significant political opportunity.  Once again, she underwhelmed. To start with, the actual event failed to match up to its pre-billing.  The advance releases …

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The centre has lost its grip

  We are witnessing a process of political diffusion. Our Westminster/Whitehall version of government is built on an assumption that there is a solid base of centralised power.  There is a governmental machine, which controls the public policy agenda and manages the flow of legislation and the running of the bureaucratic machinery that delivers the …

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