Matt Hancock – who is the new Health Secretary?

  Ambitious Now the youngest person in the Cabinet, Hancock’s rise has been swift – from Special Advisor to George Osborne, to MP, to Minister, and then Secretary of State in the course of only 13 years. This is, in fact, his eighth ministerial post since 2013. But his further ambitions are well known inRead more

Electric Vehicles strategy: going in the right direction but cruising in third gear

The government’s delayed electric and ultra-low-emissions vehicles (EVs) strategy, Road to Zero, was published this week and has turned out to be more Volkswagen E-Up than Tesla Model-X: perfectly decent, will do the job, but not particularly exciting. No sense of urgency The strategy lacks ambition, sticking to a 2040 target to remove petrol andRead more

A lot of hot air: Politics and heatwaves

Last-minute trips to the coast, burnt skin, tie-less offices and packed parks. All over the UK, people have been soaking up the sun, but the soaring temperatures are wreaking disruption left, right and centre. Are we prepared? Given we’re a country obsessed with complaining about the weather, Britons do their best to make the mostRead more