Number 10

Total 12 Posts

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

23 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.

Coronavirus and Brexit: The connections and their consequences.

7 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s latest analysis on the ‘ideational’ (overlap of Brexiters and ‘lockdown sceptics’) and ‘institutional’ (overlap in how the government approaches each) links, and why they matter.

Dominic Cummings and SAGE: Advisory group’s veil of secrecy has to be lifted.

5 min read
The notion of SAGE being independent appears nowhere in its 64 pages of guidelines. But the case for more transparency is obvious.
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