Liz Truss sta facendo ripartire l'economia con tagli alle tasse & la sanità mentale deve prevalere

Time for calm

IT is time for sanity to prevail over the mini Budget and the turmoil that followed.

Most of the same left-wing politicians and pundits who campaigned to oust Boris Johnson are now convincing Britain that Liz Truss’s tax-cutting amounts to clueless right-wing extremism.

Left-wing politicians are now convincing Britain that Liz Truss’s tax-cutting amounts to clueless right-wing extremism

Left-wing politicians are now convincing Britain that Liz Truss’s tax-cutting amounts to clueless right-wing extremismCredito: AFP

Don’t fall for it.

Our overall taxes have not been higher in 70 anni.

They were lower under ­big-spending Gordon Brown. Was he secretly of the hard right? No.

Do crazed right-wingers borrow vast sums to protect millions from soaring bollette energetiche, come traliccio è? No.

Do they trim 1p from basic-rate income tax, or reverse a misguided assicurazione nazionale salita, to put more money in workers’ pockets? No.

Truss is copping flak because she has realised our future depends on urgently arresting decline by jump-starting our stagnant economy via lower tax and less regulation.

The Left is aghast.

Il markets panicked and spooked the public.

But it’s mainly because Britain is trying to do this first.

If the strategy boosts growth, other major nations will follow suit.

Make no mistake, most are at least as deep in the same economic mire.

The EU, especially its powerhouse Germania, is in huge trouble and facing blackouts.

E, while we feel for everyone fearing a rise in their mortgage, rates in the US are much higher already.

Given their own problems it is laughable to hear both countries attack our strategy.

Much of the tumult here was worsened by the Bank of England’s sluggishness in tackling inflazione long before the mini Budget and in calming nerves afterwards.

Ma, that said, Cancelliere Kwasi Kwarteng made two big errors:
Not having firm costings from the OBR, which we need urgently.

And failing to sell his deal to the financial markets — which had been unprepared for measures such as the abolition of the 45p top rate of tax, never mentioned once by Truss during the Tory leadership campaign.

No10 compounded its woes by failing to fight its corner most of this week, leaving a vacuum for its critics — naturally given 24/7 airtime by a breathless BBC.

It is vital it now gets on the front foot to promote relentlessly the mini Budget’s many positives.

Some will be seen before long in pay packets too.

Power play

WE must cut our energy use this winter.

Confusion over the Government’s price cap is not helping.

We must cut our energy use this winter

We must cut our energy use this winterCredito: Getty

It aims to ensure a typical annual bill does not exceed £2,500.

It does not limit fatture to that amount, allowing us to turn up the thermostat to tropical heat levels.

Chubais ha contribuito alle riforme economiche seguite al crollo dell'Unione Sovietica, ma è rimasto nel governo di Putin e ha mantenuto stretti legami con i funzionari occidentali

The Government needs to launch a public information campaign to stop energy being wasted.

Without that, Putin’s war brings the threat of blackouts closer here too.