It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
Some employers have been doing very nicely out of labour which puts up with low pay, poor conditions and little flexibility in their hours.
Voters aren’t focusing on the constitution, but on the SNP’s record in Government. We must be ready to capitalise on this by telling then the truth.
The Government must do much more to promote universities, apprenticeships and FE colleagues equally to ensure that young people get the skills they need.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
“We both value public services. The difference is, on this side of the House we know you have to pay for them.”
Uncomfortable though it is to admit, we run our public finances like a Ponzi scheme. The only way out of this mess is to improve our terrible productivity.
The left cries “Growth not austerity”. Seriously, comrades, if it were that easy, don’t you think someone would have done it by now?
The Prime Minister mounted a defence of the Government’s record on the public finances.
Indicating higher taxes, pledging potentially massive costs on retired people and raiding middle class welfare all played in the election result.
The first article in our new mini-series studies the lie of the economic land – and the implications of Brexit.
We should look again at appreciating the added value that the public sector brings to the wealth of the economy – and lift the cap for low earners.
The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
“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.”