The Chancellor has drawn up a recipe for decline
Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Times
Andy Mayer quoted in City AM
Mark Littlewood quoted in Guido Fawkes and Conservative Home
“The growth strategy is all top-down. What we need is bottom up, supply side reforms. Planning liberalisation has been largely shelved, retained EU red tape will remain in place for longer and plans to increase domestic energy supply through shale gas – when the country faces crippling energy costs – have gone. Instead, we will levy extortionate taxes on the North Sea and electricity generation, which will discourage investment and make us more reliant on imported energy and more at risk of blackouts.”
Guido Fawkes’ coverage can be read here and Conservative Home’s here.