Stian Westlake

Stian Westlake is Chief Executive of the Royal Statistical Society and co-author of ‘Restarting the Future: how to fix the intangible economy’.

Why does Kemi Badenoch want to break up the Treasury?

Conservative leadership elections aren’t usually associated with big policy ideas. But last week Kemi Badenoch put forward a proposal that could revolutionise the way the British state works. She suggested we should break up the most powerful government department, the Treasury. Others also think there’s a problem; Penny Mordaunt’s book Greater: Britain After The Storm