The second part of a mini-series on ConservativeHome this week about how the Government can help Britain’s economy to grow faster.
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.
“For too long, the political debate has been dominated by the argument about how we distribute a limited economic pie. Instead, we need to grow the pie so that everyone gets a bigger slice.”
“You can trust me to do what it takes. The status quo is not an option. That is why we can’t give in to the voices of decline.”
It’s no good massing troops in eastern Europe if the western powers depend on Beijing for critical industries and infrastructure.
It is not their job to line the pockets of shareholders at the cost of undermining a vital national asset.
The plan does not focus on the future of motoring taxes, or on the broader issue of electricity supply.
Thirty per cent of UK households, mainly rural and left-behind communities, were still on copper wiring last year.
The Government should harness the spirit of the Victorians to overcome our underwhelming recent record on infrastructure projects.
It contains ideas for the NHS which would genuinely help deprived communities. But the DLUHC should be wary of overstretching itself.
Critics have a point when they note that, so far, Ministers’ rhetoric has been appreciably more ambitious than its actions.
Private industry will fund much of the digital infrastructure investment. To ensure that no community is left behind will require state intervention.