Prioritising large over small, or current businesses over future businesses, would hurt workers, consumers, taxpayers, investors and the nation.
We must change our organisation, making it more democratic, accessible for the lower paid and a place in which the most disadvantaged can feel at home.
As Conservatives, we have a duty to protect and defend people who have historically been left without access to legal credit.
They must also rediscover the interests of the consumer – and be better at engaging working class voters on social issues.
Unlike the big brand lagers, each brew is made in smaller quantities and aims to be different. Essentially, they offer more choice to the consumer.
Plus: The Whips need to get a grip. I greet the recovery of the pound. I fear for the future of our high streets.
Let’s not set the prices, but instead the gap between the ultra-competitive deals for switchers and the tariffs for loyal customers.
Free enterprise has huge benefits. But more than that, it is intensely democratic, open and diverse – breaking down monopolies, hierarchies and outdated practices.
First we must ensure that we fully regain control of trade policy from Brussels. Then we must ensure we put those new powers to their fullest use.
The crucial point is that consumers will be fully informed of how much something will cost before they get to the very end of the checkout process.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
The current situation is not sustainable, and undermines competition and business development in the food sector to the detriment of both consumers and producers.
It would achieve real competition, incentivise efficiency and bring prices down for the majority (companies would be forced to compete for new customers or wither fast).
The final article in the author’s five-piece series on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Reform must be phased, to allow farmers to adapt, but it will pay dividends.