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.
McDonnell wanted a state-run pharmaceutical industry. So now we will never know how it would got on with producing Covid vaccines.
New research today by WPI Strategy categorically proves that the business rates burden is highest in northern towns such as Barrow and Leigh.
What normalisation should mean is the return to a functioning market economy where our wants and needs are met in today’s circumstances.
The Chancellor should use his statement on Wednesday to announce a comprehensive and ambitious plan to counter the threat.