There’s huge scope to enhance the City, and the British economy – especially if we learn the right lessons from Thatcher-era reforms.
From January 1, no longer will anyone be able to say: “you can’t – EU rules”. We have jumped from the passenger seat to the pilot seat. So what should we do?
While it’s important to focus on the ‘R’ rate in tackling covid, we must also balance health concerns against two other Rs – recovery versus recession.
The pandemic has huge geopolitical implications. Britain can better its aspirations by joining the CPTPP.
Ministers can carry on trying, through the British Business Bank or directly, to push on this Gordian Knot – or slice through it.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
This site would scrap the scheme. But sunk political costs as well as economic ones are likely to keep this Cameron modernisation legacy project chugging on and on.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
Perhaps the cost of dying all seems rather small fry, in relation to delivering Brexit by October 31. But there is likely to be a Budget ahead of the deadline.
The financial crisis, Brown, Osborne and then the EU and Scottish referendums did not cover the discipline in glory.
Most of the sound and furore about making it happen is all about means, but there has been virtually no debate about the ends.
‘Liberal democracy’ is not an inevitable combination. Nor, it seems, is it necessarily a sustainable one.
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
Scepticism is always a healthy attitude – but the spin being pumped out this weekend merits even more than normal.
The noise that he picks up, with an almost clairvoyant sense, is not that of a queue waiting to vote but of a mob pitching the mighty from their seats.