Many of these matters can only be made on the basis of imperfect information. The advantage of the elected official making the ultimate decision is one of accountability.
Withdrawal from the EU provides a necessity and an opportunity to illustrate that the UK is “open for business”.
One essential Bank of England chart illustrates what went wrong, beyond reasonable doubt.
Brussels gold-plates global standards, the Basel rules, and applies them to all banks of all sizes.
Plus: Keep the Brexit TV debate simple. Giving Allin-Khan and Duncan a piece of my mind. And: Carney – we’ve heard it all before.
We should not be tied to rules that often apply extreme versions of the precautionary principle that throttle new developments.
Ultimately, the only way properly to determine the extent of both this and wider problems is through a full public inquiry.
Selling off the Royal Bank of Scotland without taking the chance to widen share ownership would be a wasted opportunity.
We must turbo-charge the vehicle of British entrepreneurship as we drive across the Brexit bridge which should connect us with the rest of the world.
The alarmism of Osborne and others has proved to be baseless – instead, our existing strengths in financial services position us to grow even stronger.
Thousands of businesses have suffered material harm as a result of sharp practice against which they have no recourse.
In the Financial Times, of all places, it emerges that predictions of Brexit disaster in the City were overblown.
EURATOM, WTO quotas, open skies agreements, banks’ ability to lend – all these involve change which it may not be possible to effect by April 2019.
Much of the concern is over-hyped – not least because these specialised, highly skilled people don’t want to leave London in the first place.
We must show people how markets can make life better for ordinary families by broadening choice, spurring innovation, and driving down prices.