Rob Stark meets a bloody end in Game of Thrones. But he won every battle he fought first – and the Greater Manchester Mayor is following his example.
Posts Tagged: Tax and Spending
Richard Holden: If Starmer stands – or kneels – for each passing fad, he won’t rebuild trust with working class voters
The volte-face that he is currently trying to manage in seeking to defend a Withdrawal Agreement that he opposed is farcical.
Consequently, our third and most important priority is the vigorous pursuit of growth – set our country on a path of solid and sustained expansion.
Whilst still averse to ‘bashing the rich’, new research shows Conservative voters are strongly supportive of raising tax to support public services.
A conventional budget of tax rises and spending cuts sizeable enough to begin to make our national debt affordable will constrict growth.
Why the obsessive focus on new tax rises when we need proper spending control – in the form of a real zero-based review?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Modest consolidation over decades is one thing; large increases over a Parliament would be quite another.
James Frayne: Big tax rises would make Tory campaigning impossible – in Red Wall seats as well as traditionally blue ones
The public would catch up when growth slowed and redundancies rose. It would become clear that raising taxes on employers doesn’t help anyone.
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
We should be able to choose whether we support the BBC with our wallets – the economic case for licence fees has evaporated.
Hear from the former chief executive of Vote Leave and co-founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance about Brexit, the fiscal crisis and forthcoming political battles.
We must adapt or risk a lasting hit to one of the world’s economic command centres. A booster shot is needed to avert a smaller economy.
Jesse Norman: My revolutionary experiment with other Ministers today in delivering better value for taxpayers
We will take part in this new programme – designed to ensure that infrastructure projects are delivered on time and within their allotted budget.
Lewis becomes the first Conservative MP to lose the whip during this Parliament. But he may not be the last.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
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.