It would be easy to write off the attitude of both as ‘only little earthlings pay taxes’, but the current taxation system allows them to get away with it.
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Neil Stock: The planning system is a socialist construct. It desperately needs updating for the modern age.
The legislation introduced by the Town and Country Planning Act 1947 is still remarkably unchanged to this day.
It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Amazon should not be allowed to further undermine the high street with soulless, automated shops that the public neither need nor want.
The choice facing voters on May 6 is simple: do we accelerate the progress of the last four years, or do we go back to the old failing approach?
Our fringe event with the TaxPayers’ Alliance, including Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
The Government can do a lot in a short space of time. A key question should be: how do we make these towns nicer places to live?
Philip Davies: Our frontline staff are vital to our economic recovery, and we must do more to support them.
Research indicates that over half of customer-facing staff have experienced abuse from customers since the pandemic began.
McDonnell wanted a state-run pharmaceutical industry. So now we will never know how it would got on with producing Covid vaccines.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Andy Street: We must do more to save struggling town centres. Tackling business rates is a good place to start.
They are simply outdated and, given the financial challenge we now face, the often-suggested online sales tax looks even more attractive.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.