20 per cent of Royal Mail is now owned by its staff and small investors – a privatisation I undertook. That’s what we should be doing with our remaining state shareholdings.
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.
The present accounting rate is wrong, and the Government should intervene if necessary to ensure that it is put right.
It is tempting to wish him gone. But, like everything else post-June, the future of the Bank should be subject first and foremost to the requirements of Brexit.
What stands in the way of the homes, jobs and savings proclaimed on the masthead of this site is not a state that’s too liberal, but one that’s not liberal enough.
The Prime Minister and Hammond must choose between risks.
In a nutshell, the cut was a doubling down on easing Brexit – which matters.
If our new Prime Minister cannot get through a fortnight without promising money left, right and centre, how will he or she manage the negotiation?
It felt more like a pre-election than a post-election one – and was shot through by a sense of the Chancellor’s political mortality.
This spending review brings the moment when the need to live within our means and the protection of sacred cows clash head-to-head.
The Chinese economy is a study in what can happen when stimuluses run out.
With large current account and budget deficits, that long-term economic plan of promoting savings, investment and exports is very much a work in progress.
We should never forget Herbert Stein’s Law – “if something cannot go on forever, it will stop”.
This year’s payments will surpass the Transport, Home Office, Justice and Energy budgets combined.