Brexit offers a chance to revive Thatcherite energy policy

Brexit offers a chance to revive Thatcherite energy policy

Related Content   The Government’s post-Brexit “Better Regulation Committee” is reportedly looking at ways to improve on EU regulations.[1],[2]­Policy Exchange’s recent report, Post-Brexit freedoms and opportunities for the UK, is one contribution to that...
Reform energy market to ensure supplies when it’s not windy.

Reform energy market to ensure supplies when it’s not windy.

Related Content Ed Birkett looks at policies needed to manage the up and downs of increasing wind power on the UK’s electricity grid.   New figures show that 2020 was the greenest year yet for the UK’s electricity supply, with nearly 60% of electricity produced by...
David Wolfson: a tribute by Lord Bethell

David Wolfson: a tribute by Lord Bethell

Related Content   Lord Wolfson of Sunningdale, who died recently aged 85, was Downing Street’s first Chief of Staff, and a key adviser in Margaret Thatcher’s inner circle. Here Lord Bethell of Romford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health...
Where next for Industrial Strategy?

Where next for Industrial Strategy?

Related Content   “A pudding without a theme” was how Kwasi Kwarteng, Business Secretary, speaking in the House of Commons this week, described Theresa May’s 2017 industrial strategy. He had been asked by Greg Clark, who was in charge of what Mrs May had renamed the...
A Union with a Purpose

A Union with a Purpose

Related Content   In the autumn of 2020, something remarkable happened. For the first time in any of our lifetimes, opinion poll after opinion poll indicated that independence had become majority opinion in Scotland. As corruption, sleaze, and the endless attrition of...
The significance of the Supreme Court’s Begum judgment

The significance of the Supreme Court’s Begum judgment

Related Content   In allowing the Home Secretary’s appeal in the Begum case, the Supreme Court has corrected a misconceived Court of Appeal judgment, which had put national security in doubt and undermined the law Parliament made.  The Supreme Court’s judgment is a...