IT’S no surprise a Prime Minister focused entirely on growth would do anything to secure a trade deal with a giant, emerging superpower like India.
And it is great news for our firms that such a landmark agreement looks just days away. This is exactly what Brexit was for — to liberalise trade with other major nations on our terms, without regard to the nations of the EU.
But Liz Truss must be careful what she sacrifices to get it done. Brexit was also about controlling our immigration levels after years of free movement.
Skilled Indian high-fliers and the best students will be an asset — but Home Secretary Suella Braverman is right to be concerned about the numbers.
In the year to June a record 1.1million visas were issued to newcomers from across the world to live and work here — a staggering number for a country with nowhere near enough affordable homes and a health service already on its knees.
We have borrowed monumental amounts for Covid and energy bailouts.
How can we afford the infrastructure to cope with our exploding population too?
LIZ Truss has taken a commendable stand against the nanny state. But she’s wrong to use those grounds to rule out a campaign to urge Britain to use less energy.
One effect of her bills bailout is that, while the cost will remain eye-watering for most families, some people will now see no urgent need to be frugal.
But energy will be short this winter. Wasting it makes blackouts ever more likely.
Most will use common sense. And we don’t fancy Energy Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg delivering a stern lecture on thrift on our TV screens.
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But a skilled, non-patronising PR campaign could emphasise that cutting energy use when supplies are depleted is a public-spirited exercise that also saves us money.
The PM should think again. If we DO suffer power cuts, she will sorely wish she had tried everything to avert them.
It’s dough nuts
MEXICANS are a fun-loving but tough people with a skin thicker even than some of the dubious tacos on Bake Off.
So we doubt any are genuinely upset by Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas’s sombreros and quips about “Juan”.
Twitter’s woke, virtue-signalling wasters are instead outraged on Mexico’s behalf, imagining offence and tediously claiming, de nuevo, that Britain is “racist”.
No one sane, por supuesto, believes the show’s Mexican week was anything other than light-hearted and respectful to the country’s delicious grub.
Besides, other nations the world over take the mickey out of Brits — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Do the woke hordes denounce them as racist?
Of course not. For once they’d be right.