The Edinburgh Reforms, changes in procurement rules, the UK’s accession into CPTPP, avoiding a £191 billion contribution to the EU’s “Stimulus Fund”. All these are ignored by a remainer Quango guilty of confirmation bias.
Richard Hughes says leaving the EU is a “shock to the UK economy of the order of magnitude of other shocks we’ve seen”, such as the Covid pandemic.
The former chancellor understood that the best way to kick-start growth – and increase revenues – was giving individuals and companies the incentives to invest.
There are plenty of areas where wasteful public spending can be trimmed – but a strong dose of the wrong austerity will deepen the recession.
The former Health Secretary adds that the PM needs to “stop slagging off institutions that are the bedrock of prosperity.”
We need to have a debate about which taxes are least damaging to economic growth. Over the long term, corporation tax ranks as being one of the worst.
Precisely what does Johnson think was wrong with the 2010-2018 deficit reduction agenda? Who knows? The Tories don’t have a clear economic story.
The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.
Marr criticises the Conservatives for “spending money like water” in a way they formerly criticised Labour for doing.
The financial crisis, Brown, Osborne and then the EU and Scottish referendums did not cover the discipline in glory.
We apologise for not being swept away by the mania for new announcements that infests this leadership contest.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
“The approach that I’m going to be setting out tomorrow is based on the assumption, as is the OBR’s report, of a deal being done with the European Union.”
Yesterday he sent a powerful message about the need to build a stronger economy, with a focus on innovation and investment.