Ministers cannot simply continue to perpetuate a broken system because of the painfully obvious but so often unspoken political risk implicit in reforming the market.
Despite a surprisingly liberal migration policy, the bulk of the post-Brexit evidence so far suggests not.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
Providing small businesses with technology and training will accelerate our recovery from Coronavirus.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
And the Chancellor’s score survives the Budget relatively intact: his score is down, but there is no sudden collapse.
The last Prime Minister to seize the centre ground and reduce the opposition to this kind of impotent anger was Tony Blair in his early years.
Fifty eight per cent think was good or very good; 34 per cent a mix of good and bad.
Evidence does not suggest Britain is at the sweet spot on the Laffer Curve where raising it will cut revenue, nor that doing so will harm investment.
The former will help to rebalance the economy and boost ‘levelling up’, but the latter will squeeze the foreign investment ‘global Britain’ needs.
The Budget was, if truly honest, a sign that the Government shuns spending cuts and embraces tax rises – which is ultimately unsustainable.
How have think-tanks and campaign groups responded to the Chancellor’s fiscal and economic initiatives?
His three part plan: protecting jobs and livelihoods. Securing the public finances. And laying foundations for the future.
Sunak is clearly the politician that alarms Labour – and the Opposition leader went for him personally over Covid and lockdowns.
“Let’s consider the alternatives. The first is to do nothing. To leave our deficit problem untreated. Our debt problem for someone else in future to deal with.”