Economic Policy

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Theresa May’s government faces a number of challenges over the course of this Parliament, however the most daunting one is, as one would expect a consequence of last June’s referendum, specifically the potential brain-drain of British high-...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
 Five years ago, in 2008, Conservative Conference was dominated by the financial crisis.  The Prime Minister interrupted the schedule to make a special statement inviting the government to rush through a special administration regime for...
Friday, December 16, 2016
 Read the original article at ConservativeHomeIs the European Union prepared to self-harm in order to make Brexit difficult? Might it truly be more interested in deterring states from leaving than in promoting the welfare of its peoples?If so,...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeWhen the minimum wage first came into effect in April 1999 there were just 2 different rates. £3 an hour for 18 to 21 year olds and £3.60 for anyone 22 or over. While this has evolved every...
Monday, November 28, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeIn the wake of Trump’s election, the UK finds itself in a more optimistic trading position than post-Brexit fears first suggested. This is in spite of last night's comments by President-elect...
Monday, November 21, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation Conservative“You [are] a nation of merchants, and that all your great riches, and your grand resources [arise] from commerce. What else constitutes the riches of England. It is not extent of territory,...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
 Reducing the tax burden on businesses and families is essential for liberty to flourish, argues Adam MemonIn recent years, capitalism seems to have lost its way. At times it has fought valiantly against the resurgent power of the Leviathan...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeFor far too long our ideology has been confused with another. Further, adherents to said ideology have infiltrated the Conservative party and hijacked the meaning of conservatism. These...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
 The SNP are now finally thinking about how to stay in the single market via some pre-packed solution. For Sturgeon it has all come too late.This is Scotland in 2016, talking about joining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). All too...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
 Read the original article at John Redwood's DiaryMrs May spoke about the need to make it more difficult for certain foreign investors to take control of UK companies in her economic speech prior to becoming PM. She wants to design a new...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeSince the final days of Robert Peel’s time in Downing Street, Britain has been the greatest voice for open trade that the world has ever known.As every schoolchild knows, or at least used to...
Friday, August 26, 2016
 We are running out of our children's money, says Philip Booth. The Conservatives must stop the haemorrhage nowPerhaps the most crucial issue we face at the next election is that of ‘inter-generational justice’ . Left-leaning campaigners often...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
 In different ways, self-employment works for us all, explains David RutleySelf-employment continues to surge and the Government is putting its weight behind our growing army of entrepreneurs. Some 4.6 million Britons are now self-employed –...
Sunday, July 31, 2016
 Read the original article at John Redwood's DiaryToday I am reminding readers of the suggested Brexit budget I launched for Conservatives for Britain before the referendum vote. It will remind people that I was very clear the extra money we...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
 A new report out today, written by Rohan Seth, calls for economic policies in the UK to be framed through the use of percentage, rather than penny.The paper argues that penny (p) is a historical tradition inherited during William Pitt the...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
 The internet led to cloud computing, smart technology, and now another revolution - cryptocurrency. Our world is digitally evolving, and the blockchain technology at the heart of cryptocurrency has the potential to change our future. ...
Friday, July 8, 2016
 The UK should host a Heathrow Stopover for other countries leaving the EU The unthinkable has happened so it’s time to think the unthinkable. The Republic of Ireland, Denmark and Sweden all have strong grounds for leaving the EU. For...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
 Read the original article at Pioneers PostKeeping the unions sweet, not wanting to look too approving of the UK government's enthusiasm for social enterprise... is the Welsh government cutting off its nose to spite its face by not...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
 Read the original article at The Rt Hon. Peter Lilley MPThe past returned to haunt colleagues recently – relationship with a dominatrix, an offshore company, an inheritance. So I was alarmed when a journalist called to discuss 'two events in...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
 The Quest for John Lewis Quality Public Services for WalesWales has often been characterised by a radical political tradition that exists to promote a vision of educated, articulate, empowered local communities that act on their own behalf...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Bow Group has published a new report on the UK housing market, proposing radical restrictions on the foreign purchase of UK homes in order to restrain price inflation.Daniel Valentine, author of the report, says:Building more houses, despite...
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Read the original article at Breitbart London here.Last month I watched the celebrated US economist Paul Krugman explain to 2000 people in Las Vegas why debt doesn’t matter. Despite being at a business focused libertarian conference he convinced a...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Bow Group today calls on the Government to reject the Davies Commission’s proposals for a third runway at Heathrow airport, in favour of revisiting proposals for an airport in the Thames Estuary.The new paper, authored by Adam Afriyie, the...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
So the Leader of the Opposition is not prepared to listen to criticism from any individual who he sees as a tax evader.Recently, Mr Miliband refused to accept criticism from a captain of industry on the grounds that the individual in question had...
Sunday, February 8, 2015
On 25 January 2015 Greece rejected the harsh economics of austerity and sent a warning to the rest of Europe, a significant step towards resolving a crisis that has been festering since 2009.“This is a turning of a page, a historical moment for all...

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