People need a sense of hope and optimism about their prospects. And one of the best ways for the new Prime Minister to deliver that credibly is indeed to show how they will grow the innovations which will make life better.
There is a lot of rhetoric about boosting vocational training, but we need to do more to deliver it in practice.
Of the main tax cut candidates urged on the Chancellor, the best available is a VAT fuel reduction.
It will, for one, open the door to numerous other interest groups, who will demand for such a policy to be maintained or used again in the future.
The present social contract was written when the number of taxpayers well outstripped the number of retirees. But times have changed.
It’s baffling why think-tanks are taking the OBR assessments as truth, given its prediction record.
A dedicated body could focus on scrutinising the economy and effectiveness of future plans. Australia and New Zealand already have similar models.
If the public conversation about lives and livelihoods doesn’t change, we risk being trapped in semi-lockdown semi-permanently.
Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
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.