With the global population exploding and relative power of the west declining, we should reduce our dependence on the kindness of strangers.
The Chancellor should not feel constrained by the OBR’s forecasts into limiting the actions he can take.
The Russian invasion in Ukraine is not a reason to give up on it. Rather, it is a reason to redouble efforts to get there as quickly as possible.
Our troubles will be compounded by Ministers’ import promotion policies, most pronounced in the Business, Energy and Agriculture departments.
We need to think a little less about the targets, and much more about what people can afford.
We must extract more domestic gas, stop importing more untaxed electricity – and turbo-charge new nuclear power.
When the Chancellor has to sub you two hundred quid to keep the lights, some fresh ideas are needed.
It’s one of the largest sources of clean energy used today and will continue to play a critical role in providing affordable electricity.
For the sake of our bills as well as our security interests, we need to double down on homegrown green energy instead.
Ministers have no sufficient answers to the question: ‘how do we keep the lights on?’
There should be a growth target to complement the inflation target – to drive government departments to take actions that will promote more UK activity and jobs.
But heat pumps work best in energy efficient homes. Here lies another opportunity for everyone to insulate them.
Extending carbon pricing would serve as a constant pressure on emissions. But it won’t be enough on its own.