In a balanced economy, the north would produce around £70 billion more. Here is one way to help close that gap.
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They assume that no deal would be a disaster, but in fact the £40 billion we’re set to pay the EU could be a real boost to the British economy.
Some on the left – and perhaps the right too – believe this agenda has run out of runway. Here are a few ideas to get it airborne.
We must embrace digital, invest in skills, and build world-class infrastructure. Hammond’s speech to the CBI – full text
“We must rebuild a consensus for the liberal market economy as the best way to deliver future prosperity.”
The Shadow Chancellor outlines some of the measures he is considering to force businesses to share profits and ‘contribute’.
Theresa May thought aloud about low interest rates. Mark Carney hit back and no more was heard from her. Time for others to do so?
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
However, the Shadow Chancellor insists that a shift towards a ‘broader mandate’ would not entail curbing the Bank’s independence.
Sam Bowman: Aping the Eurozone’s overly tight monetary policy would be the quickest way to a Corbyn government
Replying to Alex Morton’s column of a week ago, the ASI’s Senior Fellow argues that the response to the financial crisis was imperfect, but more right than wrong.
Taking back control will give us scope to restore public confidence in our migration controls, support key sectors of the economy, and woo wealth creators.
The Chancellor dismisses the Opposition as “Eeyores” while declaring himself “positively tigger-like” about the prospects for the economy.
WATCH: When Rayner called Labour’s economic strategy “s**t or bust”, she meant it would be “dramatic”, Corbyn claims
“What she was saying was we’re going to have an investment-led economy,” the Labour leader tells Peston, in an interesting redefinition of Rayner’s phrase.
Who gains from the reshuffle will matter much less than what it does. Here are five priorities – including housing as its focus.
Bringing on more women, rising stars and members of the 2015 intake – or even this year’s – will bring less gain than it could if such moves are not part of a policy plan.
Gone is the Conservative certainty of reducing taxes to promote businesses’ own investment and growth.
“A Britain fit for the future” might sound a bit exhausting, but it is achievable – if Ministers avoid the pitfalls of the past.