If he can’t get an early election, he would take a disorderly departure from the EU, leading to a recession – and to victory at a later date.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
The key to a good Brexit is empowering UK entrepreneurs to talk to their European counterparts and become ambassadors for Downing Street’s plan.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
“Because of that I don’t think we get the right decisions out of [the Treasury], and it now needs to fundamentally reform.”
Targeted tax breaks on investment create jobs and pay dividends for the public purse. The long-term interests of our public services are not served by cutting them.
The country’s Prime Minister, Speaker and President, all stressed how much they would welcome working with the UK to encourage investment.
In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP sets out plans on tax, housing deficits and debt to help achieve inter-generational justice.
Brexit won’t be the most important factor shaping our growth over the next decade or so, whether we leave with an agreement or without one.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
This fiscal rule would leave governments free to borrow for infrastructure investments – but day-to-day spending would be paid through your and my taxes.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
Unless we change how we think, speak and apply lower taxes, the Labour cry of ‘tax cuts for the rich’ will remain a powerful slogan.
The debate has come to symbolise much of what differentiates us from the Left: robust policy based on evidence that supports free markets, versus dogma based on statism.
The pessimism of some at home is contradicted by the successes of British businesses, and the rising interest in the UK that I see around the world.