There is plenty of scope for boosting housebuilding, but the Government should concentrate on the problems posed by the public sector.
Posts Tagged: Deregulation
Patrick Minford: More compliance. Lower productivity. Reduced growth. Why we must free ourselves from EU regulation.
If we do, we could reverse at least some of the six per cent hit to GDP it has caused so far. If we don’t, we could continue to lose productivity growth of 0.2 per cent a year.
Even Whitehall’s fiercest advocates of the need to stay as close as possible to the EU recognise that there are risks in being a rule-taker not a rule-maker.
Owen Paterson: To make Brexit a success, we must break free from the over-taxed, over-regulated European model
That means taking back full control – then using our new-found independence to its greatest possible benefit.
Daniel Hannan: Post-Brexit, we could aim for EFTA. Or model ourselves on Singapore. But either way, we must decide.
It is hard to avoid the impression that leaving is being undertaken in a spirit of damage limitation rather than a spirit of opportunity.
This simple step would provide a huge boost to services which help the most vulnerable, at no cost to the taxpayer and with no risk to the National Lottery.
My years of experience of the Whitehall machine tells me that the Government will have a fight on its hands. Ministers must push for reform.
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.
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
Ryan Bourne: May has chosen to occupy the centre, rather than try to shift it. This bodes badly for Britain, Brexit – and the economy.
The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
The debate about Britain’s future is already settled. There will be an Open Brexit – because we have no other choice.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
Some might like to table amendments to instantly delete bad EU regulations. But that would be a gift to those who seek to disrupt Brexit.
A major risk and a priority in the negotiations must be maintaining the EU’s system of financial passporting for British institutions.
WATCH: Ici Londres – The three key elements to making a success of Brexit, presented by Daniel Hannan
We obsess about the views of EU member states, but must also consider domestic reform and global relations.