If politicians are going to take voters with them, we need to be honest about the trade offs and develop policies to help those who stand to lose out.
The fourth of a series of pieces from Policy Exchange looking at specific issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
Here’s how can now use our freedoms as we leave – assuming there is no last-minute wish to be sensible by the EU and agree a free trade deal.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Action on decarbonising heat so far is not nearly sufficient to meet our 2050 net zero target. But a potential solution is right under our noses.
In trying to appease climate catastrophists, they run the risk of undermining a key pillar of their own ideology.
Plus: Let’s cut VAT on energy bill as soon as we leave transition – deal or no deal. And: first Ardern, then Biden?
The Government should be mulling some quick Brexit wins come the New Year – ways of using freedoms that we don’t have during implementation.
We should judge the desirability of a pro-wind energy policy by the social value added, not the numbers employed in the sector.
It doesn’t make grand predictions about what will work or what we should do. It just prices in the ‘bad’ – in this case, emissions.
After more than a century on the road, our automotive industry is overdue for a completely new engine.
Wind and nuclear power both produce electricity. But if someone said we needed a tax on wind power to subsidise nuclear, you’d think they were mad.
While the pandemic has been challenging for the National Grid, it also presents the perfect opportunity for change.
We must now consider targeting particular carbon intensive goods and power supplies which are imported and carry a large transport and transmission footprint.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.