Access to better schools is more dependent on one’s finances than it was when we still needed ration books.
Ardern’s tough approach has won her praise all over the world. But it’s hard to separate success from demographic advantage.
We can still be another Israel or South Korea, if we decide a strategy and stick to it.
The country is approaching a competitiveness cliff-edge. The Government must change course before it’s too late.
It would be easy to write off the attitude of both as ‘only little earthlings pay taxes’, but the current taxation system allows them to get away with it.
Currently the UK spends around 1.7 per cent of its GDP on R&D. Yet the US and China are heading towards three per cent GDP, and others even more.
The crux of the trade negotiations is to what degree we’re prepared to do this – in return for a high-quality agreement on trade in services, data and investment.
This is the second in a three-part series on how to boost our economy after Coronavirus.
The Government must encourage a resurgence of enterprise – to enhance the chance of a rapid recovery.
After a decade of forward guidance, credit easing and quantitative easing, it was clear even before the Covid-19 crisis that monetary policy had run out of road.
Often, these are not only hugely inaccurate, but paint a damagingly distorted picture which can influence public opinion and, through doing so, public policy.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
These politicians have no idea about the wave of contempt that will engulf them, just as they didn’t understand England outside the M25 in 2016.