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Posts Tagged: Overregulation
The good news is that if we can break out of our recent rut, the opportunities for post-Brexit Britain to cut red tape should be huge.
Re-shoring energy production and re-opening quarries and mines can offer national prosperity, strategic security, and meaningful work.
Consequently, our third and most important priority is the vigorous pursuit of growth – set our country on a path of solid and sustained expansion.
The question isn’t whether people will go out this summer; it’s who profits.
The ban on flavoured tobacco is a sign of a public health lobby that is too focused on coercive regulation and inexperienced at debate and persuasion.
The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
In trying to find a way across, and to secure the votes she needs from Labour MPs, the Prime Minister risks unintended consequences.
Liz Truss: As Labour’s Conference opens, think long and hard about the damage they would wreak on jobs, wages and tax
They want to bring down the system of free enterprise, and replace it with a committee of Corbyn, McDonnell and Abbott telling us how we should live our lives.
Patrick Minford: More compliance. Lower productivity. Reduced growth. Why we must free ourselves from EU regulation.
If we do, we could reverse at least some of the six per cent hit to GDP it has caused so far. If we don’t, we could continue to lose productivity growth of 0.2 per cent a year.
Moves to curb or ban resale would replace it with lotteries and black marketeers without even solving the fundamental problems in the market.
The alarmism of Osborne and others has proved to be baseless – instead, our existing strengths in financial services position us to grow even stronger.
Owen Paterson: To make Brexit a success, we must break free from the over-taxed, over-regulated European model
That means taking back full control – then using our new-found independence to its greatest possible benefit.
The ghost of Social Chapter policies past haunts the forthcoming Brexit row about labour regulations
Those who are pro-Brexit and those who oppose it have to negotiate the pitfalls of their own previous positions on red tape.
Daniel Hannan: Post-Brexit, we could aim for EFTA. Or model ourselves on Singapore. But either way, we must decide.
It is hard to avoid the impression that leaving is being undertaken in a spirit of damage limitation rather than a spirit of opportunity.