In trying to find a way across, and to secure the votes she needs from Labour MPs, the Prime Minister risks unintended consequences.
Posts Tagged: Red Tape
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.
Even Whitehall’s fiercest advocates of the need to stay as close as possible to the EU recognise that there are risks in being a rule-taker not a rule-maker.
Christopher Howarth: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is necessary – and ultimately uncontroversial
But don’t expect that to stop the commentariat, or the Opposition, trying to manufacture some kind of row, even if only for show.
Ryan Bourne: May has chosen to occupy the centre, rather than try to shift it. This bodes badly for Britain, Brexit – and the economy.
The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
The cost of £100 to the average household energy bill is just an example.
The debate about Britain’s future is already settled. There will be an Open Brexit – because we have no other choice.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
And May’s reputation for straightforwardness risks damage from the Budget’s proposals for NICs.
A major risk and a priority in the negotiations must be maintaining the EU’s system of financial passporting for British institutions.
With so many big issues to tackle, it would be easy to take her eye off the pressure groups and let them get their hooks back into domestic policy.
Nic Conner: I’m a Brexiteer. I doubted May. I was wrong. It’s time to admit that our new Prime Minister is now one of us.
Her actions demonstrate that she truly understands the concerns of ordinary people and the reasons why they voted to leave the EU.
David Davis: Trade deals. Tax cuts. And taking time before triggering Article 50. A Brexit economic strategy for Britain
We re-issue the new Brexit Secretary’s essay on economic policy and the EU negotiation, originally published on this site on Monday.
Iain Dale: The woman who had a chat with Osborne – and then decided to Vote Leave. And rang me to say so.
Plus: Leadsom does well. Cameron runs away. No normal person I know is voting Remain. And: for LBC, world affairs. For the BBC, bedwetting.
Only six per cent of UK businesses export to the European Union, but 100 per cent are still required to undertake the cost of compliance.