Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
The theoretical aim of policy then should be bridging over what is hopefully a short pause in activity – eliminating near-term distress for households and businesses.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
For the good of passengers, taxpayers and the railway, this pre-internet system needs a wholesale reset.
Our scoping assessment shows there could be a £15.3 billion expansion in overall trade between the two countries, an 18 per cent increase on 2018 levels.
Plus: Is a stronger Labour Leader better for the Conservatives? And: Amazing Amazon advertising.
In the absence of counter-arguments, we can’t really be sure what the public thinks about state action on unhealthy lifestyles.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.
There is room in the Budget to allow Hammond a fair amount of leeway to act. Here’s our plan.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.
At the moment, there are many areas where farmers cannot use new technologies. These will increasingly feed not only our consumers but also the world’s poorest ones.