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.
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.
“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.