This morning it seemed pretty much impossible to escape from sound bites of Ed Balls trying to up his stock. It was hard to see what his tactic was, apart from alienating whatever part of the electorate that hasn’t already figured out that he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.
I’m sure I am not a lone voice in the business community who thinks the 2019 deadline set in the Vickers Report gives the banks plenty of time to cook up another disaster.
“I totally agree with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson that the time is right to scrap the 50p higher rate of tax.
If this country is to break the cycle of benefits and unemployment then the Government needs to act more like a private sector employer than a charity.
I applaud the choice of Ed Balls as Shadow Chancellor. Ed Miliband should be commended for his unselfish decision to promote the unelectable and therefore ensure the Coalition’s success.
Since the coalition announced the need for a VAT rise I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that it’s the right move. However, I think the rise should be deferred for a few weeks to counteract the disruption to the economy caused by the extreme winter weather.