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    Headings Header one Header two Header three Header four Header five Header six Blockquotes Single line blockquote: Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Multi line blockquote with a cite reference: People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to […] Read more »
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  • Scotland’s government
      It wasn’t meant to be like this. Gordon  Brown and Tony Blair pushed through devolution for Scotland, telling us that would kill off the nascent Scottish independence movement. I wrote at the time: “Usually , the granting of  more and more powers for separate development and separate government within a once unified state leads… Read more »
  • My question during the Growing Back Better Report, 25 February 2021
    Sir John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I strongly support the green VAT cuts. Did the Committee examine the future of the petrol and diesel car industry, and especially the future of the diesel engine parts, with all the skilled staff and big assets, if the Government move to an early ban on these new vehicles? Philip… Read more »
  • My question during Business of the House, 25 February 2021
    Sir John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): As businesses large and small need more orders to power jobs and economic recovery, can we have a debate on Government buying? Can we learn from the great success of buying so many vaccine doses from UK science and facilities, and buy more innovative and competitive goods and services from… Read more »
  • The rise of the pound
    In the first two months after our exit from the single market and customs union, the pound has risen against the dollar, the Euro and the yen. It is up by 3.6% against the dollar and Euro , and by 8.6% against the yen. In the referendum campaign I rightly criticised the silly pessimism of… Read more »
  • Roadmap – Return to full attendance at Education Settings
    On the 22 February, the Department for Education announced that all schools, colleges and further education settings should allow full attendance from 8 March. Furthermore, higher education providers are asked to recommence in-person teaching and learning in a phased manner from the 8 March for students on practical or practice-based (including creative arts) courses who… Read more »
  • Freedom
    We have lost a lot of freedoms during the battle against CV 19.  Most have accepted the need to take tough measures to protect those at risk of serious illness and death. Now vaccines supply a way out of the public health imperative it is important we do not come to think some of these… Read more »
  • My contribution to the debate on Coronavirus: Supporting Businesses and Individuals, 23 February
    Now is not the time for tax rises. Now is the time to promote a vigorous recovery as soon as it is safe to do so. Yes, the deficit is far too large, but it is affordable as long as it is a one-off. The deficit is the product of sensible support for individuals and… Read more »
  • The state of the pandemic – show your papers?
    It was tragic news from the USA that the country surpassed 500,000 deaths this week from CV 19.  The President and Vice President commemorated the sad landmark in a moving ceremony and with appropriate words. The USA and the UK make daily announcements of the deaths attributed to the virus, with Ministers and Administration representatives… Read more »
  • My question during the Prime Minister’s statement on Covid-19: Road Map, 22 February 2021
    Sir John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Will the Government do more to improve air flow, control and extraction in health settings, and to make more safe use of powerful ultraviolet cleaners to reduce cross-infection further? The Prime Minister (Mr Boris Johnson): My right hon. Friend raises a very interesting point. Our scientific advisers are looking at… Read more »
  • The arguments over the Union.
      I am in favour of the Union of the UK. I also believe  Unions only work well  when the main parts of them accept  the Union’s authority and feel at home in it. That is why I supported the idea of having a referendum in Scotland to see how strong the feelings for independence… Read more »
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  • Saturday 7-UpSaturday 7-Up
    This week 268,534 visitors visited 758,590 times viewing 1,230,837 pages. The most read and shared stories in order of popularity were: Sadiq’s Queen-Heckling Statue Guru Sacked for Antisemitism Starmer Backs Statue Removal Salmond’s Damning Evidence Against Sturgeon Explained Redaction Hides Salmond’s Accusation Sturgeon Lied to Parliament Salmond Evidence to be Removed By Holyrood Shadow Health Minister’s Fake PPE […] Read more »
  • Covid Exacerbating Gender Inequality By Killing More MenCovid Exacerbating Gender Inequality By Killing More Men
    Today’s Covid data briefing from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) offered more grisly evidence of the gender inequality that’s emerged in the pandemic, showing once again that the virus is significantly more dangerous for men than women. The patriarchy taking a kicking again… Despite the media’s navel-gazing on how coronavirus has had […] Read more »
  • 2020 Was Another Good Year for Polar Bears2020 Was Another Good Year for Polar Bears
    Ahead of International Polar Bear Day tomorrow, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has published its annual report on polar bear numbers over the last twelve months. The report comes bearing good news, as it finds that Gaia’s favourite cuddly carnivorous super-predators have enjoyed yet another year of population growth: “M’Clintock Channel numbers more than […] Read more »
  • Will Rishi Raiding Pensioners’ Savings & Raising Middle-Class Stealth Taxes, Cost His Ambition & Tory Low-Tax Reputation?Will Rishi Raiding Pensioners’ Savings & Raising Middle-Class Stealth Taxes, Cost His Ambition & Tory Low-Tax Reputation?
    The papers are full of kites flying various stealth taxes that Rishi is rumoured to be considering. This game is a pre-budget ritual, anonymous sources float horror stories in the papers about the slaughter of the firstborn sons and then voters are relieved when it is only the removal of child benefits from middle-classes mothers.* […] Read more »
  • Alex Salmond’s Opening Statement: Scotland’s Leadership Has FailedAlex Salmond’s Opening Statement: Scotland’s Leadership Has Failed
    Salmond’s testimony is underway in the Scottish Parliament. It can be viewed in full here. While questioning is frustratingly limited, Salmond’s opening statement highlights the level of evidence suppression that has made it that way. Guido brings you Alex Salmond’s opening statement in full and the key lines from it… “In this inquiry it is […] Read more »
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  • Salmond and Sturgeon’s Civil War, Union Unit’s Closure, and Sadiq’s Ousted Statue GuruSalmond and Sturgeon’s Civil War, Union Unit’s Closure, and Sadiq’s Ousted Statue Guru
    The latest episode of Guido Talks is available now both here as a video and on all good podcast platforms. In this week’s edition, recorded yesterday, the team discusses some of our favourite stories from the last seven days. Subscribe to Guido Talks via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, aCast, Sounder.FM, or from wherever you get your podcasts…  See a […] Read more »
  • MPs to Receive up to £3,200 Boost to Expenses this YearMPs to Receive up to £3,200 Boost to Expenses this Year
    MPs may have avoided a reputation-destroying pay rise this year, however Guido can reveal they are still set to receive a big boost to their expense allowances of up to £3,230 this year, including up to £280 more for their second home rent allowance. Despite average London rents falling by over £2,000 last year… IPSA […] Read more »
  • JCVI Formally Rejects Sir Keir’s ‘Key Workers First’ Vaccine Priority ProposalJCVI Formally Rejects Sir Keir’s ‘Key Workers First’ Vaccine Priority Proposal
    The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has now formally rejected any move away from the current age-based vaccine priority order, stating it remains the “most effective way to minimise hospitalisations and deaths” as the UK heads into phase two of the vaccination programme. Totally rejecting Sir Keir’s calls to vaccinate key workers – especially teachers – […] Read more »
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  • The sweet, sweet irony of the EU-AstraZeneca vaccine rowThe sweet, sweet irony of the EU-AstraZeneca vaccine row
    This week, the EU apparently signalled a major departure from its previously held dogma on free markets, trade and “vaccine nationalism”. In July 2020, the Government made headlines by announcing that it had been offered (and opted out of) membership of the European Union’s vaccine development and rollout scheme, a significant health and public-relations risk, […] The post The sweet, sweet irony of the EU-AstraZeneca vaccine row appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • Four Successful Regulations That Show Real Bite from the UK Gambling CommissionFour Successful Regulations That Show Real Bite from the UK Gambling Commission
    The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is one of those regulatory bodies that often gets it in the neck from all sides. “Toothless” was the charge laid at its feet this summer by a parliamentary watchdog, the public accounts committee (PAC), for the UKGC’s seeming inability to regulate betting companies. The Guardian seems to publish an […] The post Four Successful Regulations That Show Real Bite from the UK Gambling Commission appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • An Ode to America Lost.An Ode to America Lost.
    In the early afternoon of the 7th January 2021, a salmagundi of thugs, conspiracy theorists and neo-nazis, stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Yesterday, for the first time in its history, a Confederate flag was flown through the Capitol in an act of violence, and it was flown alongside the imagery of the US […] The post An Ode to America Lost. appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • Be Kind… Or Else!Be Kind… Or Else!
    It’s December 2019 and Caroline Flack tweeted: “If you can be anything, be kind.” By February 2020, she was dead.  Our planet has somehow managed to swirl around its sun again (still time for an extinction-level event though. Who had gamma-ray burst for January?) since then and I’m exhausted at being told to be kind […] The post Be Kind… Or Else! appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • Trump has lost the battle but is winning the warTrump has lost the battle but is winning the war
    As I write this, the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election is not yet fully known. What is clear, however, is that the prospect of a Joe Biden presidency is now almost a certainty. With a few states still left to declare, it would take a political shock of divine proportions to see Donald […] The post Trump has lost the battle but is winning the war appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • Burnham stands at crossroads between party, city and country.Burnham stands at crossroads between party, city and country.
    As we reflect on what seems to have been an interminable week in politics, the biggest standout seems to have been Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham’s defiance against central government, who are seeking to add the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester to the ever growing list of areas in the “last chance saloon” of Tier […] The post Burnham stands at crossroads between party, city and country. appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • A Response to Gerald WarnerA Response to Gerald Warner
    Earlier this month Gerald Warner explained on the Reaction website why Joe Biden’s candidacy for the US presidency was, in his view, a bad thing. In a sense it’s refreshing to hear from a British pundit who is so very open about his support for Donald Trump, as polls have consistently indicated that the current […] The post A Response to Gerald Warner appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • How Streaming Is Changing The Gaming IndustryHow Streaming Is Changing The Gaming Industry
    The popularity of online streaming is on the rise, and it’s had a direct impact on the gaming industry. This article by guest author and expert on the topic, Samuel Richardson, explores precisely what streaming entails. He also looks into what advantages it brings to your digital experience as a player and as a fan.  […] The post How Streaming Is Changing The Gaming Industry appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • How Much Attention Should Political Bettors Pay to Social Media?How Much Attention Should Political Bettors Pay to Social Media?
    Social media has influenced our lives in ways we can’t even fathom, but never does it seem as prevalent as when there’s an important political event. The suggestion that politics should be avoided as a conversation topic doesn’t gel with platforms such as Twitter and, during high-stakes elections, much of it is filled with people […] The post How Much Attention Should Political Bettors Pay to Social Media? appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
  • Will this year’s US Election go according to predictions?
    Four short years ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton headed into voting day as the clear favorite to become the first female President of the United States of America. The Democratic candidate had weathered the storm in the preceding months and was heavily fancied to win the race to the White House. Opponent Donald Trump had waged […] The post Will this year’s US Election go according to predictions? appeared first on The Backbencher. Read more »
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  • Why we should be dreading the Autumn BudgetWhy we should be dreading the Autumn Budget
    Jonathan Eida | Opinion As Parliament returns to its chambers, eyes will begin to turn to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and, more specifically, the Autumn Budget. There suggestions that Rishi Sunak will delay the Budget until the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, however there is still likely to be some form of Budget […] The post Why we should be dreading the Autumn Budget appeared first on Turning Point UK. Read more »
  • This “Conservative” Government has failed usThis “Conservative” Government has failed us
    Oscar Holdway López | Opinion I, like many on the 12th of December, turned up to my local polling station and reluctantly put a cross next to my local Conservative Party candidate. For years, I’ve been a skeptic of Boris, seeing him as a liberal centrist Tory with no real conservative beliefs to him. However, […] The post This “Conservative” Government has failed us appeared first on Turning Point UK. Read more »
  • If our foreign policy has failed with China, why would it work with Iran?If our foreign policy has failed with China, why would it work with Iran?
    Jonathan Eida | Opinion If there is one thing we can take from our current predicament with regard to China, it is the fact that economic liberalisation doesn’t change the nature of the beast: an evil regime will remain an evil regime. Following the decline of Chairman Mao, the West came up with a strategy […] The post If our foreign policy has failed with China, why would it work with Iran? appeared first on… Read more »
  • I’m a Nationalist, Baby, Yeah!I’m a Nationalist, Baby, Yeah!
    Dean Brooke | Opinion A nation, insofar as we understand it, has always been defined as a group of people who share a common culture, value set and history and who inhabit a particular geographical area. This might seem like a controversial statement from the outset because these days lots of ire is thrown at […] The post I’m a Nationalist, Baby, Yeah! appeared first on Turning Point UK. Read more »
  • It’s time for a national conversation about the BBCIt’s time for a national conversation about the BBC
    Jonathan Eida | Opinion The reverberations emanating from calls to defund the BBC are gaining traction within the country at large. Increasingly, people are beginning to take issue with how the BBC is run and the decisions being made, which continually grind the gears of the public. The criticisms of the BBC are essentially two-pronged. […] The post It’s time for a national conversation about the BBC appeared first on Turning Point UK. Read more »
  • We are watching 1933 in real-timeWe are watching 1933 in real-time
    Jonathan Eida | Opinion 1933 was the year that the Nazi Party really began to tighten their grip on the German halls of power and the foundations for the years to come were laid. Political opponents began to be rounded up and all opposition was crushed. Conservatives and Communists alike were persecuted until there was […] The post We are watching 1933 in real-time appeared first on Turning Point UK. Read more »
  • What is the future of the Conservative Party?What is the future of the Conservative Party?
    Jonathan Eida | Opinion The next election is still a long time away. Already, though, the problems for the Conservative Party are beginning to manifest themselves. The basis for the Tory pitch at the last election was twofold. Firstly, the aim stated in their chief campaign slogan: “Get Brexit Done.” The second line of attack […] The post What is the future of the Conservative Party? appeared first on Turning Point UK. Read more »
  • We must re-evaluate our approach to foreign policy in the light of Hong KongWe must re-evaluate our approach to foreign policy in the light of Hong Kong
    Jonathan Eida | Opinion We are already beginning to see the results of China’s ruthless takeover of Hong Kong. The moment the Chinese Government broke the ‘one country, two systems’ treaty by passing the ‘Security Bill’, the results were inevitable. At least ten people have now been arrested under this law, including one man who […] The post We must re-evaluate our approach to foreign policy in the light of Hong Kong appeared first on… Read more »
  • Starmer was right to sack Long-Bailey – but what next?Starmer was right to sack Long-Bailey – but what next?
    Jonathan Eida | Opinion As the dust begins to settle after the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey from her role as Shadow Education Secretary, one cannot help but feel as though the consequences of this decision have not yet been fully understood. The divisions in Labour Party are well-documented. There were no deceptions surrounding the fact […] The post Starmer was right to sack Long-Bailey – but what next? appeared first on Turning Point UK. Read more »
  • We must be wary of an ever-growing stateWe must be wary of an ever-growing state
    Jonathan Eida | Opinion The world is often seen as a picture, when in fact it is a movie – one must only see where we are headed. It is very easy to support one action in isolation, but seeing the results down the line is a much harder feat. Very small shifts in public […] The post We must be wary of an ever-growing state appeared first on Turning Point UK. Read more »
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  • A democracy or a managed society?A democracy or a managed society?
    Polly Toynbee is most indignant over the attitudes of we British. Apparently we don’t care about the things that she does. Inequality isn’t something most care about all that much. Higher taxation to pay for more government isn’t something most agree with. At which point she says:This research shows that enthusing the public with a strong enough will to significantly reduce inequality requires exceptionally clever efforts of persuasion.Well, yeeees.This brings up the important question. Are… Read more »
  • GameStop, Reddit and irrational marketsGameStop, Reddit and irrational markets
    A critique of the use or markets to decide upon things is that markets can, at times, be irrational. So, given irrationality we should use the rational method - all the clever people in government tell everyone else what to do.Hmm.GameStop and bear squeezes and Reddit and:GameStop shares more than doubled in afternoon trading on Wednesday, surprising those who thought the video game retailer’s stock price would stabilise after a fierce rally and steep dive… Read more »
  • It's the right method even if the specific experiment may or may not workIt's the right method even if the specific experiment may or may not work
    Certain facts about the retail estate:Online sales soared more than a third last year, according to data experts IMRG - the highest growth in 13 years and in stark contrast to overall retail sales that fell into negative territory. Meanwhile, oversupply in the casual dining market means the biggest restaurant chains are shutting sites rather than opening new ones.This has forced property owners to find new ways of tempting customers back to shopping centres and… Read more »
  • Republicans and RedistrictingRepublicans and Redistricting
    2021 will define politics in the US for the next ten years. With the 2020 census complete, state legislatures have now begun the redistricting process.For those of you that don’t know, every ten years the American political system undergoes a major shakeup, known as redistricting, in which congressional district lines are redrawn to accommodate for population changes amongst the states. Article 1, Section 2 of the US Constitution requires that Representatives are reapportioned amongst the… Read more »
  • Reasons for optimism - healthReasons for optimism - health
    Even if the anticipated advances are made in medicine, some question whether the outlook for people’s health should be on balance optimistic. Despite major medical advances in recent years, analysts point to obesity, smoking, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise as factors that have, for many, contributed to poorer health than progress in medicine might have suggested would come about.These factors are for most people lifestyle choices, and are susceptible to change if people decide… Read more »
  • A certain amusement about living wage calculationsA certain amusement about living wage calculations
    The Guardian tells us that the “living wage” for West Virginia is $20 an hour or so. This is ludicrous:Despite Manchin’s insistence on an $11 minimum wage, according to MIT’s living wage calculator, even a $15 minimum wage would only provide a living wage for single West Virginians without children. For a West Virginia family with two working parents and two children, both parents would need to be making at least $20.14 an hour to… Read more »
  • Happy birthday Carl Menger!Happy birthday Carl Menger!
    Carl Menger, the founding thinker of the Austrian School of Economics and pioneer of the concept of marginal utility, was born on this day, 23 February, in 1840. His revolutionary, individual-focused approach to economics influenced many others, including his compatriots Friedrich von Wieser, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek; and his influence still resonates widely today.Menger studied in Prague and Vienna before becoming a business journalist. In that role, he realized that… Read more »
  • Driving the road out of lockdown by data, not datesDriving the road out of lockdown by data, not dates
    Victoria Street SW1  “Humphrey.” “Yes, Minister?” “Why have you dragged me into the office on a Saturday?” “The Cabinet Secretary was on last evening.  The PM wants a draft of Monday’s statement to the House to discuss with senior Cabinet ministers by tomorrow morning.” “I thought Dom Cummings did that sort of thing.” “He left us some time ago, Minister. My understanding is that the PM’s Jack Russell was considered to have rubbed along with him with excessive enthusiasm.” “I wondered why I… Read more »
  • John Harris and the transformation of the welfare stateJohn Harris and the transformation of the welfare state
    John Harris has one of those we must build back better pieces. We need a new Beveridge plan and all that. We’re fine with that idea of discussing the base structures of the welfare state. We just think there are a few base points that have to be understood about it:Despite the self-evident caveat that wars and pandemics are very different things, the parallels between the uneasy historical moment that story captures and the current… Read more »
  • Reasons for optimism - medicineReasons for optimism - medicine
    With a pandemic putting much of the world into lockdowns or quarantine, it might seem counterfactual for anyone to be optimistic about the future of diseases and the medical responses to them. Modern travel gives diseases that mutate and cross the species barrier from animals to humans the ability to spread rapidly, but modern medicine increases the speed and range of our responses to them. The development and testing of several vaccines against the coronavirus… Read more »
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  • Viral Myths: a response to my critics (Part 2)Viral Myths: a response to my critics (Part 2)
    I am pleased that my recent IEA report Viral Myths: Why we risk learning the wrong lessons from the pandemic continues to attract interest on social media. I am, however, not always pleased with the quality of the responses. In a previous post, I have already addressed the strange idea that comparing the performance of … Continue reading "Viral Myths: a response to my critics (Part 2)" The post Viral Myths: a response to my… Read more »
  • Education reform after Covid: let’s go back to first principlesEducation reform after Covid: let’s go back to first principles
    School closures over the past year have been damaging to the mental health of some of our children and the educational progress of almost all of them. It has also damaged the wellbeing and sometimes the finances of those of us forced to become home-schoolers. Too often, support for locked-down children has been inadequate. Some … Continue reading "Education reform after Covid: let’s go back to first principles" The post Education reform after Covid: let’s… Read more »
  • The court ruling on Uber is bad news for both drivers and customersThe court ruling on Uber is bad news for both drivers and customers
    The Supreme Court’s judgment on the Uber case last week has been welcomed rather too easily by commentators such as the Financial Times editorial team. It seems likely that the benefits of the Uber app for both customers and drivers will be lost. If the business survives at all, it will be a poor shadow of … Continue reading "The court ruling on Uber is bad news for both drivers and customers" The post The court… Read more »
  • Viral Myths: a response to my criticsViral Myths: a response to my critics
    Do you remember the PISA study, the international league table of educational outcomes? Back in the good old days when schools were still a thing, it used to attract a lot of media coverage every three years. The British school system usually did not do brilliantly in those rankings, a fact which would prompt plenty … Continue reading "Viral Myths: a response to my critics" The post Viral Myths: a response to my critics appeared… Read more »
  • Wealth taxes – another failed idea that never diesWealth taxes – another failed idea that never dies
    Life under lockdown may be a profoundly, relentlessly monotonous existence but Conservative politicians floating a different tax increase each week is no way to spice things up. No, Minister, headlines about raising Corporation Tax or hiking fuel duty will do little to shatter the chronic sense of timelessness that has characterised the past 11 months. … Continue reading "Wealth taxes – another failed idea that never dies" The post Wealth taxes – another failed idea… Read more »
  • The financial sector: unpopular but usefulThe financial sector: unpopular but useful
    In many ways we take the financial sector for granted. We tend to assume that we would be more prosperous without it. Commentators often lament that clever mathematicians or physicists, for example, end up in the financial sector rather than becoming engineers and building bridges. Indeed, people down the ages have criticised the financial sector … Continue reading "The financial sector: unpopular but useful" The post The financial sector: unpopular but useful appeared first on… Read more »
  • No, “austerity” is not to blame for Britain’s poor Covid performanceNo, “austerity” is not to blame for Britain’s poor Covid performance
    We are not having a very good pandemic so far. With over 1,500 deaths per million people, Britain has one of the highest Covid death rates in the world. You can quibble a bit with those figures, but only at the margins. The number of excess deaths – that is, the number of deaths over … Continue reading "No, “austerity” is not to blame for Britain’s poor Covid performance" The post No, “austerity” is not… Read more »
  • The pros and (mostly) cons of an online sales taxThe pros and (mostly) cons of an online sales tax
    The Sunday Times has reported that UK officials are mulling two new taxes on digital businesses – an online sales tax and an “excess profits tax” – in order to help fill the hole in the public finances and support the high street. In my view, both are bad ideas. In general, economists quite like … Continue reading "The pros and (mostly) cons of an online sales tax" The post The pros and (mostly) cons… Read more »
  • Enough of the “coronfirmation bias” – the pandemic has not vindicated anyoneEnough of the “coronfirmation bias” – the pandemic has not vindicated anyone
    Last spring, my colleague Chris Snowdon compiled an amusing Twitter thread highlighting examples of commentators and activists who were using the pandemic as a new excuse to peddle their old pet causes. The format was always the same: someone would make up some spurious reason why Covid-19 has supposedly “vindicated” the case for X, or … Continue reading "Enough of the “coronfirmation bias” – the pandemic has not vindicated anyone" The post Enough of the… Read more »
  • Hiking corporation tax: bad idea, worse timingHiking corporation tax: bad idea, worse timing
    There is still plenty of speculation that the Treasury is thinking of raising UK corporation tax in the March Budget. The Financial Times has suggested that the Chancellor believes it would be fair to ask businesses for more after receiving taxpayer support during the pandemic. In my view, this would be a mistake. For a start, there … Continue reading "Hiking corporation tax: bad idea, worse timing" The post Hiking corporation tax: bad idea, worse timing appeared… Read more »
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