Category: Interviews

More NHS powers should be devolved to English metro mayors

Then-mayor of London Boris Johnson (L) and then-Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, visit the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge, September 2015 [Alamy] 7 min read1 hr The metro mayor system was the Coalition’s answer to English devolution, and an early version of “levelling up”. Georgina Bailey talks to its architect, former chancellor George […]

Irish Taoiseach To Meet Boris Johnson Next Week Amid Clash Over Troubles Legacy Proposals

2 min read16 July Exclusive: Boris Johnson will host Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheal Martin in London next week as the UK government faces growing pressure to change course on its Northern Ireland legacy proposals. Johnson and Martin will meet in Downing Street on Tuesday, sources have told PoliticsHome, with the government’s plan to block prosecutions of former […]

What you need to know

2 min read08 March Available to watch on demand, our highly popular webinar brought together leading political and public sector journalists with senior policy experts to help analyse the strategic priorities and policies laid out in the Budget, delving into what the government was trying to achieve and the implications of it for the economy, […]

‘Test and Trace isn’t working in the areas it most needs to’ — Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham on four weeks of local coronavirus curbs

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham. (PA) 10 min read26 August 2020 Ministers will on Thursday decide whether to ease the wave of coronavirus restrictions facing parts of northern England. Amid signs of a fresh spat between Whitehall and local leaders, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham tells Matt Honeycombe-Foster of his ongoing frustrations with the NHS […]

Brexit has ensured greater public & government realisation of the significant role vets play in society

The British Veterinary Association’s outgoing President Simon Doherty spoke to PoliticsHome, reflecting on his year in office, the challenge of Brexit and other issues within the veterinary sector like recruitment and retention of staff. Given Brexit has dominated his term of office, Simon Doherty could not ask for a better time to be heading up […]

‘A no-deal Brexit could lead to significant issues with animal health & welfare’ – President of UK veterinary regulator

The outgoing President of the UK’s veterinary regulator, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, spoke to PoliticsHome about improving veterinary regulation in the UK, achieving greater diversity in the UK vet workforce and the animal health and welfare concerns associated with a no-deal Brexit. Amanda Boag is a few days away from completing her term […]

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