“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.
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.
This sector is a hugely important source of growth, tax revenues, and skilled jobs, but needs a supportive policy framework to really thrive.
Perhaps we will never be able to return it to political control, but decisions like this must be made more accountable to ministers, businesses, and consumers.
I would propose that we pay a total of €12 billion as our “divorce bill” – even if there’s no FTA. But subject to three conditions.
“The market economy frees people and businesses, encourages them to create, take risks, give ideas a go because they can see the results and benefit from their success.”
The new PFI policy is a classic example.
The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
The true austerity has been for household budgets – lower state spending to fund tax cuts would help.
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
I truly believe that this election will finally banish the tribal, class-driven polarisation of workers versus bosses. That rhetoric will be firmly placed in the dustbin of history.
What we are witnessing right now is one of those magnificent moments in British political history; a great Tory pivot.
Was your vote in the EU referendum a vote for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your country, Europe, or the world? For the short-term or the long?