The problem is that spiralling spending demands quickly use up the options which voters don’t notice. Eventually you need other big sources of revenue,
Posts Tagged: New Zealand
Christopher Snowdon: The WHO’s war on e-cigarettes proves it has no interest in an evidence-based approach to tobacco harm reduction
Governments which recognise vaping’s potential to lower smoking rates and save lives should make that case strongly at COP9.
New Zealand shows how a very similar agricultural sector not only survived, but thrived, after shaking off protection and subsidy.
Robert Salisbury: The machinery of government needs reform – or else the UK will find itself adrift in this new world
Policy Exchange has recently commissioned a report into how we can enhance the Civil Service and other institutions.
Our experience suggests arrivals stores could boost UK airport passenger spending by between 20 and 30 per cent.
Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Official Opposition of Canada, championed the idea during his bid to run the Conservative Party of Canada.
Stephen Booth: The challenges awaiting Lord Frost, who will take charge of Europe policy, and joins the Cabinet on Monday
One would suspect that the Government’s primary objective will be to stabilise and bed down the new relationship with Brussels.
Future deals will be important but they should be viewed as a means to an end rather than an end in of themselves
Kristian Niemietz: What difference does the size of the state make to how is deals with Covid? None.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
Tony Smith: Covid and border control. As a former Head of the UK Border Force, here are my urgent recommendations.
The Government must develop a Counter Pandemic Border Strategy (CPBS) to manage the second and subsequent waves of the virus.
Daniel Hannan: Ignore the Europhile sneers. Joining the Pacific bloc marks the rebirth of Global Britain.
The CPTPP is preferable to the EU because it elevates mutual recognition over harmonisation.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
Julian Brazier: A single allowance rate for Inheritance Tax – and five other proposals for making social care more resilient
Any new system should direct incentives towards rewarding those who step down to retirement accommodation and those cared for by their descendants.
Too much learning has been lost, and too many children will find their educational outcomes affected, to simply return to business as usual.
Ryan Bourne: A reassuringly conservative speech from Starmer’s Shadow Chancellor. The Tories will need to up their game.
This is not to say that all of Dodds’ analysis is coherent or correct, but the days of unhinged Corbynite attacks on capitalism are over.