As he battled the agri-barons, and Thatcher battled the union barons, so we must champion the underdog against the corporatist barons of today.
They need time and resources spent on preparing them for employment and for life – and for their Government to adapt as quickly as they are doing.
Lower interest rates and monetary manipulation have been presented as the solution to our economic woes. But increasingly they create them.
The Treasury should be saved from itself by bringing the Party Chairman in to scrutinise the Autumn Budget before it is finalised.
Opportunists will try to lay it all at the door of Brexit. But the truth is more complex – not least given rising wages and the knock-on effects of Trump’s tax cuts.
Plus: the official measure of inflation should be changed; student funding requires reform; and the Chancellor must prepare for No Deal.
Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
The first article in our new mini-series studies the lie of the economic land – and the implications of Brexit.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.
Plus: May’s legs, Starmer’s hair, Sturgeon’s legs, Warsi the enemy within, Carswell the rebel without, pigs may fly in Dumfries. And: A Rudd-faced Home Secretary.
The second piece in our pre-Budget series on how to eliminate the structural deficit.
The engaging, diminutive economist economist died ten years ago today. We still enjoy the fruits of his genius.
Both consumer price inflation and higher interest rates are needed.
In a nutshell, the cut was a doubling down on easing Brexit – which matters.
Crucially, he has enhanced the role of our state without falling into the trap of just extending it.