How have think-tanks and campaign groups responded to the Chancellor’s fiscal and economic news?
Posts Tagged: Institute of Economic Affairs
Three actions that Ministers must take if we’re to live without fear. Or else they and we will be lost.
If the public conversation about lives and livelihoods doesn’t change, we risk being trapped in semi-lockdown semi-permanently.
Emma Revell: Young people socialising made Sturgeon “want to cry”. If only she got as upset over their debt burden.
During the EU referendum, many politicians claimed to be concerned about younger generations’ futures. But they’ve been mysteriously quiet recently.
Stamp duty cut welcome, but concerns about “tomorrow’s taxpayers”. Centre-right think tanks react to Sunak statement.
Several wonder how these big spending pledges are sustainable.
If we don’t push back against encroaching regulation, there is a very real risk that coercive policies can – and will – overstay their welcome.
HS2’s financial case gets weaker and weaker – but has its political justification held up any better?
The project has its vocal supporters, but there are many areas in the North of England which it will not help at all.
The savings for the taxpayer could be used to boost training opportunities for other young people.
And: The Defence Secretary denies we need to pick empires. Plus: More publicans needed in politics – and the menace of the anti-meat lobby.
Landlords in the capital already have lower yields than those elsewhere. Who is going to choose to build homes to rent if there is no return on investment?
Don’t pray Venezuela in aid when trying to counter run-of-the-mill left-wing policies – it cheapens the real case.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
“How would you feel if we spent the money on local transport links in the Midlands and the north?’’ Gove asked Conservative MPs last year.
The Government should back these sensible plans. We must avoid a repeat of the disruption on the roads that took place in 2015.
Obama’s EU referendum intervention didn’t help deliver a Remain result for Cameron. It’s not clear that the Government has learned from the experience.
“We should…switch to Canada +++ and deliver an outcome that is good for the UK, acceptable to Parliament, and negotiable with Brussels.”