Sunday, 9 August 2009

The Mayor of Doncaster

This link has been sent to me regarding Peter Davies, the new elected mayor of Doncaster. We need people like him in every town hall around the country. He is my kind of mayor.

The Quango War

Every Leader of the Opposition promises to cut the number of Quangos. When they become prime minister, they usually forget this promise and by the time they are out of office, the number of Quangos has increased. Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair, all promised a decrease, so why should we believe David Cameron when he promises a war on Quangos?

You may be skeptical, as I am too, however, those who fears their jobs are for the axe are taking Cameron's warning seriously. The TPA campaign director, Mark Wallace, has written an article for Conservative Home detailing how the heads of some Quangos are publicly sharpening their knives and pointing them in the direction of other Quangos. This is becoming a Quango war, and I for one am looking forward to the spectacle of them all trying to justify their existence.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

High Taxes impede entrepreneurial flair

The Taxpayers' Alliance Research Director, Matthew Sinclair and Dr Jonathan Scott, have co-authored a report showing how high taxes impede entrepreneurial flair. Read it here.

The 50% tax rate for high earners is the politics of envy and should not have a place in Britain today. Not only will it be useless - as those affected will use every means at their disposal to legally avoid paying the higher tax rate - it will also stifle aspiration. What is the point of taking risks and building up your own company from scratch, when all the government wants to do is tax you to death?

Especially in this time of recession, we need to keep taxes as low as possible. We need to be able to hit the ground running when the economy starts to recover. We want to be ahead of our competitors. High taxes and mountains of red tape will not assist our recovery; they will impede it.