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Daniel Hannan: The modern politician must learn about psychology, and how evolution moulds our minds
Just as the MPs of the 1970s realised the need to understand economics, the MPs of the 21st Century must understand how we think, and why.
The third in a three-part series of contributions from the ‘New Blue Book’.
Leaving the EU means we’re erecting an enormous trade barrier with our continent.
Few people want to stop skilled workers coming to the UK. But many voters understandably want better integration of new arrivals.
Unresolved questions about refugees, debt crises, security, and general financial instability will force these questions on more people, and not just Britons.
Garvan Walshe: The Taylor review is a distraction. The real problem facing Britain is that our Welfare State is bust.
Uncomfortable though it is to admit, we run our public finances like a Ponzi scheme. The only way out of this mess is to improve our terrible productivity.
Are we being manipulated so that we accept, in due course, a smaller (but still very large) Brexit bill as a “good deal”?
Daniel Hannan: Sooner or later, you run out of spending other people’s money. And it’s young people who foot the bill.
The left cries “Growth not austerity”. Seriously, comrades, if it were that easy, don’t you think someone would have done it by now?
The Labour manifesto isn’t just full of bad ideas, it’s based on dubious or non-existent costings. At least it makes their grassroots happy.
It is incumbent on all of us who have participated in the EU debate, on both sides, to confess to some sins and omissions.
We should take the opportunity to remind ourselves what real progress means and rededicate ourselves to its cause.
Commentators underestimated our growth potential before the referendum – and some are still doing so.
They have the capacity to make a larger contribution to Europe’s defence. They should do so.
Ricardo’s theory of comparative advantage is 200 years old, but still often misunderstood.