In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP argues for drastic action to rebuild legitimacy in the eyes of the people.
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The online retail revolution has brought more convenience and lower prices to millions. Fighting it is an unworthy mission for a pro-consumer party.
Andrew Mitchell: It’s time to stop crooks, kleptocrats, dictators and warlords from exploiting our overseas territories
We need to see where it is, root it out and thus show the leadership that has made Britain respected around the world.
Its reputation and market share has taken a buffeting recently, but its position is recoverable.
Both of the national parties are built around different attitudes to economic policy, and the Scottish Parliament’s new responsibilities will force tough choices on the SNP.
Nick Herbert: The question isn’t whether aid works. It does. The question is how it can work better.
The challenge for aid donors and recipients alike is to work together to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.
Diego Zuluaga: The Paradise Papers. The rich are paying more tax than ever – and tax havens are a force for good
For the most part, capital in offshore centres is invested, fetching rates of return far in excess of the value that most government expenditure can generate.
Such frivolous considerations as entertaining the spectators play no part in the Prime Minister’s defensive technique.
The Opposition plan to raise £6.5 billion, a figure reached by splitting the difference between numbers the IFS says were ‘made up’.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
There has been huge investment in physical capital. But meanwhile, the effort to revitalise our human capital has been fragmented, centralised and half-hearted.
“We believe in the good that government can do.”
In this new era of transparency, the Government should now start to dismantle the tax barriers that distort international commerce.
The arguments need to be made again, not for the benefit of rich people but for the benefit of everyone in the UK and around the world.
Yet it would not quite be true to say that nothing has changed. The precedent that has now been set on publishing tax returns could do more harm than good.