John Redwood’s Diary

Incisive and topical campaigns and commentary on today’s issues and tomorrow’s problems

A Written Answer from the Treasury

I have received the below answer from the Treasury to my Written Question:

Treasury has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (2336):

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on fiscal plans to tackle potential supply shortages...Read More »

Why does the Commons fail to argue over money printing?

For the last 14 years the main instrument of monetary policy has been the creation of many more pounds by the Bank of England to buy up government debts. This has occurred under Labour, Coalition and Conservative governments. No opposition has ever opposed it or any part of it. The...Read More »

Why we must legislate on the Northern Ireland protocol to save the Good Friday Agreement.

Bernard Jenkin Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons)  12:22 pm, 15th July 2021

I beg to move,

That this House
supports the primary aims of the Northern Ireland Protocol of the EU Withdrawal Agreement, which are to uphold the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement in all its dimensions and to respect the integrity of the...Read More »

A budget to ease the squeeze

Here’s an idea. Take the surge in extra  tax on energy higher prices have brought, and give that money back to struggling taxpayers. The Treasury is  collecting  a mighty windfall. extra  revenue from North Sea oil and gas already paying double Corporation Tax. Some say that’s £8 bn extra so...Read More »

Bring on a budget to promote growth and lower inflation

We need a new budget now. The current policy mix is delivering soaring prices and a nasty slowdown.

The Chancellor tells us he wants investment led growth. He says he is thinking about new tax incentives for investment this autumn. They will be less generous or no more generous than the...Read More »

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