The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
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Ryan Bourne: Sunak shouldn’t try today to restore pre-virus Britain. It’s gone – and we must now adapt.
What normalisation should mean is the return to a functioning market economy where our wants and needs are met in today’s circumstances.
Sunak’s statement tomorrow. How much like the Old Normal can we afford to make the New Normal be – or try to?
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
Howard Flight: High streets, air travel, restaurants, the arts. How the virus is transforming our lifestyle.
It should be remembered that the arts contributes more to Britain’s international earnings, in the aggregate, than does the City of London.
Charlotte Pickles: Ten million people are at risk of becoming unemployed. They must be Sunak’s priority this week.
The Chancellor should use his statement on Wednesday to announce a comprehensive and ambitious plan to counter the threat.
This is the second in a three-part series on how to boost our economy after Coronavirus.
Javid delivers the Budget he never got a chance to – via the Centre for Policy Studies. He wants to go for growth.
It’s a good thing for former senior Ministers to keep thinking, going and contributing, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a comeback to government.
James Heywood: Johnson – “Brexity Hezza” or liberalising Thatcherite? Our new report sets out how he can be both.
At the Centre for Policy Studies, we’ve teamed up with Sajid Javid to come up with a comprehensive set of ideas for tackling the challenges ahead.
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
An election that saw them returned to say yes to Brexit and boosterism leaves Johnson vulnerable to events and reality.
Specific governance arrangements can be established in individual areas, and an agreement should sit outside the overarching institutional framework.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
Looking through the wrong end of the telescope. The problem isn’t too many divorces. It’s too few marriages.
The Government’s plans for divorce law reform are the lesser of two evils. But it needs to think more and act decisively to help couples who stay married.
The Government must encourage a resurgence of enterprise – to enhance the chance of a rapid recovery.