The Prime Minister must ensure that he gets a chief executive at the centre
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:24 +0000
Peter Riddell argues the idea of appointing a full-time chief executive to lead the Civil Service is correct – provided the responsibilities and authority match the role. There are worrying signs in this month’s announcement that they will not, and we may have the second muddled reorganisation in three years. There was an inevitability about yesterday’s […]
New president, new ‘Constitution’?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:50 +0000
Juncker’s election might mark a new phase of European construction. But the Union’s institutional, political and constitutional foundations need renovation, writes Yves Bertoncini. Jean-Claude Juncker’s election to the post of president of the Commission marks a new stage in the historic process of rebalancing the powers of member states and the European Parliament. Yet it […]
Can Scotland trust Westminster to transfer enough powers to seal it for a No result?
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:50 +0000
Brian Walker explores whether the pro-Union parties can offer enough devolution to persuade voters Scotland will be given priority if they vote No. On September 18 voters in Scotland will take a momentous decision based on two sets of uncertainty: on independence which is on the ballot paper and on more devolution which is not. A recent […]