Number 10

Total 14 Posts

Dominic Cummings: Look closely to see the traps he is setting.

5 min read
A case study in the art of planting seeds and setting traps. This was as much about the future of Dominic Cummings – who can’t pull the trigger but can help direct the gun – as it was about the government’s response to COVID.

Boris Johnson’s Downing Street refurbishment: Might a law have been broken?

5 min read
The Electoral Commission is investigating Boris Johnson’s Downing Street refurbishment. The PM and his partner, Carrie Symonds, are facing questions over who paid for it. What has actually happened? What are the laws that might have been broken? And why is it a problem anyway?

School reopening — No, Government doesn’t really care about children’s education.

24 min read
No, Boris Johnson and his government don’t care about children’s education. Tories care about the Economy, Money, and their good friends’ businesses and shares. They worry not about the little ones learning Maths and English but about their parents showing up at work every morning.

#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.

Why the press is right to be suspicious of the UK government’s new lobby arrangements.

4 min read
The government’s decision to televise daily briefings from Downing Street may not be as much of a commitment to transparency as it is claimed to be.

Cummings and goings.

6 min read
Dominic Cummings doesn’t obey the coronavirus lockdown rules. Only little people obey lockdown rules — It’s one rule for the rich, the powerful, and the well-connected, and another for the rest of us.

Negotiation theory and extending transition.

4 min read
The return of Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings to Number 10 has seen a significant ramping-up of the British rhetoric on the negotiations around the future partnership with the EU.
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