Free market competition has delivered a huge boost in incomes – including to the poorest on the planet. Championing it must be a core Conservative value.
Posts Tagged: capitalism
The Conservatives: not the Party of “f*ck business”, but not the Party of blind obedience to big business, either
Prioritising large over small, or current businesses over future businesses, would hurt workers, consumers, taxpayers, investors and the nation.
At Policy Exchange, we see prosperity, people, place, and patriotism as the four pillars of a politics which seeks to unite the four nations, town and country, and north and south.
Some on the left – and perhaps the right too – believe this agenda has run out of runway. Here are a few ideas to get it airborne.
“Over recent years innovation has declined, and growth has stalled, because capital has not been allocated to productive investment.”
Selling off the Royal Bank of Scotland without taking the chance to widen share ownership would be a wasted opportunity.
Alex Morton: A solution to Tory electoral problems in the capital. Work to make it more like the rest of England.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
If we fail, and usher in a Corbyn government, the price we will all pay does not bear thinking about.
We need to illustrate how the wonders of today’s world would never have been created by an all-powerful state.
Our New Generation programme will be tasked with producing policies in areas that are of pressing concern to voters: tax, enterprise, housing, welfare.
If they want to remain the party of business, the Tories must channel both Thatcher and Cameron and embrace the need to broaden access to capital.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
Those responsible for assets should behave in a responsible manner towards the future of the company and their employees.
Last June’s election has transformed the debate about capitalism. May must find a strategic response.
Tactical newspaper articles are necessary but insufficient. She should make a series of speeches to set out her stall and try to change the weather.
Plus: Corbyn’s lack of private sector experience. And, come to think of it, his lack of public sector experience. And: justice for Worboys’ victims.