“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?
The Shadow Chancellor says that, under a Labour Government, “middle and lower earners will not have their taxes increased”.
The former fear that it will revive what they believe are business-unfriendly ideas about foreign takeovers and workers on boards.
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
Many political labels started life as insults. At the Adam Smith Institute we think its time to recognise the extraordinary achievements of neoliberalism.
His work provides a firm intellectual foundation for restoring the common law and passing power back to citizens and social institutions.
Perhaps voters are waiting to see the outcome of the negotiations, or maybe the economic reality of Ulster’s reliance on Great Britain is key to swing voters.
Our current deficit could easily double in a less benign economic climate. Failure to take tough action would be reckless.