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Politics has become a low-trust, high-blame environment that has left public servants under near-constant threat of attack.
Billed as a speech from a leader making daring decisions to fix the nation, the prime minister’s conference appearance rapidly descended into jokes about beavers.
Professor Chris Grey’s analysis on how this summer’s events have overtaken Frost’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, and where that approach might now lead, including whether Boris Johnson might ditch him.
Whilst they intend to deny people their rights to financial security, pensions, health, and welfare services, the Conservatives in government organised a VIP channel for cronies to access government contracts and gain billions on the public purse during the pandemic.
Appointing ministers who aren’t MPs or lords would weaken parliament’s ability to hold the government to account.