A pro-green agenda can complement a pro-growth one rather than contradict it, and the two can work together hand in hand – making progress on levelling up as they do so.
Some Tory members would see such a development as nothing less than an establishment coup: as a conspiracy of bad actors working together to win revenge for Brexit.
In addition to the broad question about the Chancellor’s political judgement, I think he faces three specific problems.
Britain’s calling is to lead the Anglosphere, a great power almost no one has given nearly enough thought about.
I was surprised to see Daniel Hannan argue that the Government is failing to distance itself from the EU.
The UK needs a fresh, robust template. Central to it should be a differentiation between strategic and non-strategic areas.
The concept of ‘respect’ is all too open to abuse. In the current climate, it risks importing ‘cancel culture’ into political debate.
The importance of competitive taxes cannot be understated. And retaining high standards is not incompatible with growth.
Our exit from the EU should allow fresh thinking and a new regulatory approach – to allow the UK to reach its full economic potential.
Brexit doesn’t just allow the City to make its regulatory regime more competitive; it obliges it to do so.
“I do”, he says, when Andrew Marr asks him who’s to blame – but he points out that London has had better uptake than other global cities.
The TIGGR document on regulation published today focuses on playing to our strengths in the highest growing sectors of tomorrow.
And we chat to the young waiter, the question I’m asking is: “why wait until young people are 22 for auto-enrolment to begin?”