Dominic Cummings

Total 98 Posts

Time to ditch Dominic Cummings’ technocratic, mechanical vision of government.

5 min read
Politics cannot be separated from emotion, as the past few months have clearly shown.

The government fundamentally doesn’t want to govern. It just wants to campaign.

3 min read
They have stuffed the cabinet with people who start fights every day but there is no positive policy on any of these things and not one of them is able to govern. They are just left with an instinct to fight.

Identity politics in a pandemic: Why coronavirus unity disappeared and may not return for the second wave.

4 min read
The British public still wants to rally round its institutions but fraying trust makes the job harder as winter approaches.

#BuildBackBetter — What’s behind Number 10’s latest slogan?

4 min read
Why the government should now stop with the slogans altogether and stop acting like they are constantly campaigning, and simply get on with the job instead.

Will increasing fines make people comply with coronavirus rules?

5 min read
What makes us comply with the rules? Behavioural economics holds some clues for how to enforce coronavirus measures. To really get everyone involved in preventing coronavirus, the government needs to communicate better and try to restore trust.

Less than a hundred days left.

13 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s latest Brexit analysis on the continuing Internal Market Bill fallout, the lack of business and border preparedness for deal or no deal, the growing obviousness that not extending the Transition Period was a massive error, and thoughts on where it is all heading.

Johnson’s smirk of the union address.

6 min read
What happens when you elect someone like Boris Johnson Prime Minister? You get lies, deflection, a willingness to trash conventions and break the laws, broken promises and an undermined devolution settlement. You get a PM who blames everyone else for his own failures.
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