The tax take is at its highest ever, and yet the Government is looking at ways to raise yet more taxes.
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For relief and refreshment from the hucksters of the present day, turn to Jesse Norman’s account of the great philosopher from Kirkcaldy.
Alex Morton: A win for those spending Ministers would be a defeat for the taxpayer – not just Hammond and Truss
The Comprehensive Spending Review has to be seen as a way to reset the narrative. Government need to focus on reform as a positive – not expenditure.
We’re not only better than others at making choices about how to spend our own lives and money – it’s also extremely important for us to be able to do so.
In a balanced economy, the north would produce around £70 billion more. Here is one way to help close that gap.
None of these qualities necessarily stop you wanting things, knowing what you enjoy, and being able to weigh up how to decide.
As the miracles of Hong Kong and Singapore demonstrate, cheaper imports, rather than easier exports, are the big win. The trick is persuading voters to agree.
These concerns, however, often only add to the need for us to remain ethically and democratically engaged, particularly regarding the most emotive cases.
The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union cites the way in which the OBR repeatedly fails to predict the deficit as an example of inevitable modelling errors.
If we fail, and usher in a Corbyn government, the price we will all pay does not bear thinking about.
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.
WATCH: Benn — talk of “extensions” to Article 50 process “is not about undermining the referendum result”
The chairman of the Exiting the EU Committee emphasises that “we haven’t started negotiating on our future economic relationship” with the EU.
Rebecca Lowe: If May’s review is to be meaningful, it must shatter the illusion that all universities are equal
She will, today, talk of “identify[ing] ways to help young people make more effective choices when they leave school”. This could be promising.
Rather than reach for overly complex theories, look at what’s most likely to be the case.
Moves to curb or ban resale would replace it with lotteries and black marketeers without even solving the fundamental problems in the market.