“Austerity is not a choice. Austerity is what happens when you have a deficit. And we still have one of £50 billion.”
Posts Tagged: Tax and Spending
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
Corbyn isn’t some misguided but well-meaning old man, but a deeply committed socialist intent on crashing our economy.
Retail – and why the Conservatives should turn their focus to how Corbyn would plunder your purse, wallet and savings
May has a campaign for the country. She must complement it, as best she can, with one for you and your family.
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.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
WATCH: Ici Londres – All taxes fall on people. Obvious? Not to the Labour Party, says Daniel Hannan.
Tax isn’t paid by companies, any more than the television licence is paid by televisions.
Lord Ashcroft: In the West Midlands, the heads of my Labour-background focus group battle with their hearts
“I just feel worried. I don’t know if I would a hundred per cent want to vote for the Conservatives, because still emotionally I’m attached to Labour.”
We need policies to meet the challenge of an ageing population, mass immigration, pressured families, job insecurity – and grotesquely expensive housing.
A great swathe of Labour’s core vote will loathe the party’s Brexit and migration plans. Now Crosby must make them known.
Corbyn’s Michael Foot tribute act gives the Conservatives the potential to secure a landslide by winning over the patriotic working-class vote.
This third piece of our mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that a strong and stable Government should support strong and stable families.
WATCH: May – “I’m very clear that I don’t want to make specific pledges on tax unless I can deliver”
She refuses to recommit to the tax lock that David Cameron reiterated at the last general election, and to the state pension triple lock.
Of course taxes will be lower than under Corbyn. The question is whether they’ll be higher than they are now (already high).
John O’Connell: The Tory Manifesto. It should commit to scrapping HS2, ending the triple lock – and reforming the NHS.
This first piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that the Conservatives must get serious about living within our means.
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.