The Government needs to trust the people more and resort to rule-making less. This Queen’s speech should set that tone.
Slowing the economy too much this spring will cut tax revenue. They could end up with a bigger deficit from too tough a squeeze.
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The Government should be mulling some quick Brexit wins come the New Year – ways of using freedoms that we don’t have during implementation.
What normalisation should mean is the return to a functioning market economy where our wants and needs are met in today’s circumstances.
It should be remembered that the arts contributes more to Britain’s international earnings, in the aggregate, than does the City of London.
The Chancellor should use his statement on Wednesday to announce a comprehensive and ambitious plan to counter the threat.
It’s a good thing for former senior Ministers to keep thinking, going and contributing, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a comeback to government.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
The Government has to generate revenue quickly, but austerity and spending cuts are not viable options.
It should remove those taxes and regulations that will stop business from applying their ingenuity on the problem of rebuilding from the ruins.