To try and prevent the complete collapse of the British economy after COVID, the government has, quite rightly, spent hundreds of billions of pounds on propping up businesses and preserving jobs. No doubt as lockdown measures continue to harm commerce across the country, the government will be forced to...
The gap between the rhetoric and the policy of “Global Britain” was widened this week as The Department for International Trade announced Britain’s new Tariff regime. The change sees the abolition of so-called “nuisance tariffs” (those of 2% or less) and the reduction to zero of tariffs on...
In total, the British Government has borrowed a further £12bn to keep businesses up and running. But Britain needs to kick its economy into gear as soon as possible.
Photo: Reuters.com It’s funny how often in life the bizarre and out of character quickly becomes the norm. We got used to calling Opal Fruits “Starburst”, accepted the prevalence of Twitter, and, at least until recently, accepted a dithering throwback as the leader of Britain’s party of...
At school and later at college I often asked teachers why they chose their profession, the answer was usually something along the lines of “making a difference”. It is doubtless that a good education is the key to greater equality of opportunity and this fact is not lost on...
So, it seems that Neil Ferguson, star epidemiologist of Boris Johnson's government has just been obliged to step down from his position as SAGE advisor-in-chief after breaking lockdown to make illicit trips to his married lover, despite the fact that he's the very man behind the government's lockdown policy...
One of the most baffling aspects of the current crisis is how surprised so many people have been that a communist dictatorship with a track record of industrial scale censorship and deceit wasn’t falling over itself to share data and exercise anything resembling contrition. To be sure, China did act quickly and...
Progressives don’t have a monopoly on avoiding introspection, but we have managed to turn it into an art form. There was a time when, upon realising voters weren’t buying what you were selling, the losing side would take stock, look at what the voters were telling...
The new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said time and time again that we will leave the EU on October 31st come what may. Deal or No Deal, we will leave. Finally someone in No.10 that is actually pushing on with Brexit without dithering or hesitation. And the Remain...

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