The Express, July 25, Professor Patrick Minford
There is a British establishment mindset, permeating the civil service, the BBC and a wide swathe of the centre-left of our political classes.
This mindset rejected Brexit and adheres to a view that Britain is in decline, in economic matters as in political importance. Thus we should cling to the EU and manage a weak economy by raising taxes to avoid borrowing and yet supply adequate public services.
Last week, we saw another example of the BBC in action, with Nick Robinson on the Today programme trying to deride Liz Truss’s programme to improve the supply-side of our economy with policies of low tax and deregulation and therefore Treasury orthodoxy, trying their best to diminish and denigrate any attempts to move towards a low-tax economy.
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