When your policys are thought of on the hoof, with no thought of consequences beyond the effect on the media cycle, flip flops happen.  There is no need for consistency if policy will never be tested in reality, related to practice, and there is no necessity to do that when the only measure is our mercurial yet surprisingly consistent political press. This kind of politics is inadequate. Come up with a policy and then a bit of the policy based evidence making which defined Labour’s term

This article here. Failure to consider how policy interacts is undermining stuff. Er. Yes. Because it is a stupid way of doing things and who the fuck ever thought a layer or wonks, think tanks, and gurus committed to the message and disconnected from everything else, should become the bloody buffer between Ministers and Whitehall and the designer of policy that links with voters? On what planet was that going to work? Ever?