The shock-absorber is a looser fiscal policy. Although the budget deficit is higher than one would like, the good news is that it is falling sharply.
His Spring Statement was a missed opportunity despite some welcome measures – and further measures may be unveiled during the months ahead.
Private sector actors and free markets can deliver a greener future for the UK and the world – if the Government is willing to let them.
While by no means a silver bullet, there is a strong free market case for taxing emissions.
The third piece in a mini-series on climate change, COP26 and the environment on ConservativeHome this week.
The second piece in a mini-series on climate change, COP26 and the environment on ConservativeHome this week.
Our five year electoral cycle is driving MPs to compete for short-term green subsidies without questioning the medium-term consequences.
There is no reason a green agenda can’t be a winner in the Red Wall, but not if it’s just the usual bundle of middle-class concerns.
Wind and nuclear power both produce electricity. But if someone said we needed a tax on wind power to subsidise nuclear, you’d think they were mad.
The Government has to generate revenue quickly, but austerity and spending cuts are not viable options.
Also: Backlash grows against SNP’s new tax; Labour AM apologises for antisemitic comment; and Scottish Tories say they’ve stopped Johnson.
Cornwall has a strong track record on this important environmental issue, and I’m proud to be bringing that spirit to Parliament with my APPG.
Those making the economic case already faced an uphill struggle – now their argument is “contaminated by association”.
Trump’s opposition to the climate change consensus will aid her aim of helping households which are struggling to pay their energy bills.