He must ensure that taxation supports viability before he can start to focus on balancing the books.
Ministers can carry on trying, through the British Business Bank or directly, to push on this Gordian Knot – or slice through it.
But a vote on some form of customs union is coming. Might it become a confidence issue?
Allie Renison works for Mark Reckless MP and the People's Pledge. Follow Allie on Twitter. In a flurry of hyperbole, EU leaders accepted the institution’s Nobel Peace Prize today for “the advance of peace and reconciliation” amidst a renewed gnashing of teeth over one of the most controversial awardings in the Committee’s history – matched perhaps only […]
Allie Renison works for Mark Reckless MP and the People's Pledge. Follow Allie on Twitter. Months after the Coalition took over the reins of government, the Chancellor was forced by the dire state of the economy left to them by Labour to issue an emergency budget. Only the NHS and international aid were ring-fenced from […]