Tax and Fiscal Policy

Corbyn “missing the point” on coronavirus economic measures

Julian Jessop quoted by The Sun

Following claims by Jeremy Corbyn that the measures taken to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic show he was right to push high public spending during the general election Julian Jessop, Economics Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said “As usual, he’s missing the point.”

Quoted by The Sun, Julian said “The current increase in Government spending is only a temporary stopgap until the emergency health measures can be removed and the market economy rebooted again. In contrast, Labour was proposing a permanent increase in the size and role of the state.”

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