The driver of public wrath isn’t parties, but Covid – and the Prime Minister has announced the end of restrictions.
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Control the controllables. So provide assistance, ease the pain, reverse the tax hikes, explain why – and focus on a pro-growth strategy.
For the sake of our bills as well as our security interests, we need to double down on homegrown green energy instead.
We can now conclude that the alphabet soup of official bodies got it wrong. They have not yet proved terribly contrite about it.
Without it, we won’t be able to have better public services, less debt and lower deficits, or a fairer deal for younger people.
Pay is a business cost and, in reaction, profit-seeking firms will raise prices, cut worker benefits, slash services, or leave the sector if profits are squeezed.
When he was Mayor of London, I outlined to Boris Johnson how we have the potential to become the largest economy in western Europe.
David Gauke: Johnson’s party is more socially conservative, populist and economically interventionist. But how much?
There is evidence, however, that suggests that the move to abandoning all recent Tory traditions is not quite so straightforward.
Damian Green: Wage-price spirals. Cost-push inflation. A brief guide to 1970s economic jargon. It may come in useful.
I thought it would be useful to pass on some phrases that have fallen into disuse, but might be needed again if the authorities don’t get their act together.
The former Deputy Prime Minister warns that “there will be interest rates increases” that will cause “a very nasty situation.”
The Prime Minister’s economic strategy seems to depend on it staying low. But there’s no reason to believe that this will be the case.
The Chancellor announced 2,000 new scholarships to promoted Artificial Intelligence, “a sign of our ambition for the future.”
Dean Russell: My dad was an HGV driver. Here’s how Labour and Remainers stood by – while his and others’ wages were driven down.
The Left was happy to use the ‘working class’ as political pawns in speeches – whilst EU workers were being exploited to drive down wages.
David Gauke: Sunak’s options for a Budget windfall. Lower debt, tax cuts and higher spending. Which will he choose?
The Chancellor will have have more money to play with than was forecast. How he uses these additional resources will tell us a great deal about his priorities.
Bim Afolami: After the reshuffle, back to the future – NHS queues, rising energy bills, and higher prices
For all the focus elsewhere, the most important domestic department for the next two years will be the Department of Health.