One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
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Jethro Elsden: Why, paradoxically, vaccine nationalism can help end the global pandemic early, not prolong it
What really matters is how quickly we vaccinate everyone. This means maximising vaccine output as rapidly as possible.
Jethro Elsden: By how much will we gain by choosing our own vaccination programme, not the EU’s? Let’s start at £100 billion.
OBR figures suggest that a £235 billion boost would be more than the most pessimistic assumptions about the economic damage of Brexit.
Jethro Elsden: We will need radical Thatcherite supply-side economic reform to get us out of this mess
The only alternative to more austerity is to prioritise higher growth above all other aims – such as regional rebalancing or the net zero emissions target.