Professor Alan Maynard OBE emphasises the high value of avoiding business as usual after the election.
Business as usual involves the following thought processes amongst politicians and their admirable civil servants
Step One “We must do something”
Step Two “This is something”
Step Three “Therefore we must do this”
(The Politicians’ Syllogism, Yes Minister, volume 2 )
Within the week, there may be a new Secretary of State for Health. Like all secretaries, the purpose of their work is to keep secrets.