Figures released by the TaxPayers’ Alliance show that average household can already expect to pay over £1.1 million in tax over their lifetimes.
Billions have already been briefed in advance of today’s budget, as if Britain were a country with a healthy budget surplus.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
Much of Westminster seems hell bent on pursuing net zero – never mind what this means for the average household.
In one of an occasional series we are running in advance of the Budget, some radical suggestions for kickstarting the British economy.
By happy chance, it coincided with the State Opening of the new Parliament, elected in July, which was ‘restored to something of its pristine splendour’.
As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
How the Conservatives are winning and Labour losing the working class – a pattern that the latter’s leadership candidates are set to repeat.
His message, that the Conservatives will win if the electoral battle is on identity politics and culture wars, is correct.
The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
Trump, Erdogan and Macron all pose difficulties for the alliance. Corbyn in Downing Street would pose deeper and more dangerous ones.