An election that saw them returned to say yes to Brexit and boosterism leaves Johnson vulnerable to events and reality.
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The Government can avoid worsening it. But that requires as bold a deviation from ordinary policy as the extraordinary relief efforts we saw before.
Harmonisation flies in the face of global trends towards equivalence rather than the highly legalistic regulatory formula favoured by the Union.
The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
We need a licensing system that sets minimum standards. Regulations must be up to date and even-handed.
In trying to find a way across, and to secure the votes she needs from Labour MPs, the Prime Minister risks unintended consequences.
More protection is needed for tenants who complain about the condition of their property due to unscrupulous landlords
“The more cheaply we can buy goods and services… the more we free up time for our people to make, and sell, and buy, and invent things.”
Daniel Hannan: Higher taxes, spending bungs, pay caps, gender quotas. Is this really the brave new Brexit Britain we want?
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
The large ports that handle container mega carriers – bringing products like the device you’re reading this article on – can be as much as 95 per cent non-EU.
There is plenty of scope for boosting housebuilding, but the Government should concentrate on the problems posed by the public sector.
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.