The Conservative Party, and its crop of new think-tanks, is full of zeal for new ideas. But they could be asking the wrong question.
Posts Tagged: free market
The Conservatives: not the Party of “f*ck business”, but not the Party of blind obedience to big business, either
Prioritising large over small, or current businesses over future businesses, would hurt workers, consumers, taxpayers, investors and the nation.
James Frayne: To contest big state ideas, small state conservatives need to get to grips with the detail
They must also rediscover the interests of the consumer – and be better at engaging working class voters on social issues.
If we fail, and usher in a Corbyn government, the price we will all pay does not bear thinking about.
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
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.
Unlike the big brand lagers, each brew is made in smaller quantities and aims to be different. Essentially, they offer more choice to the consumer.
We need to illustrate how the wonders of today’s world would never have been created by an all-powerful state.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
Indeed, the EU’s digital tax is a good example of a well-intentioned measure that makes little sense. Revenue taxes are also more likely to be passed on to consumers.
Working alongside the Conservative MPs Lee Rowley and Luke Graham, we will launch in Westminster this evening.
Let’s not set the prices, but instead the gap between the ultra-competitive deals for switchers and the tariffs for loyal customers.
“Why shouldn’t a mutual, a not-for-profit, or even a charity be able to bid” to run the East Coast Mainline? Tugendhat on markets.
“Competition doesn’t mean privatisation.” The full text of his speech to the Social Market Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.
Moves to curb or ban resale would replace it with lotteries and black marketeers without even solving the fundamental problems in the market.
Free enterprise has huge benefits. But more than that, it is intensely democratic, open and diverse – breaking down monopolies, hierarchies and outdated practices.