Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ruth Lea

Ruth Lea
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Ruth Lea CBE is economic adviser at the Arbuthnot Banking Group

Back on the road to ruin as McDonnell plans a mega-spree

SHADOW Chancellor John McDonnell’s speech on November 7 was momentous, if not totemic. As part of Labour’s proposed transformation of Britain, the...

Our climate policies: Futile and shockingly expensive

IN previous notes for The Conservative Woman, I have attempted to show that the UK’s climate change policies, involving uniquely aggressive energy decarbonisation policies,...

Global warming: the UK’s expensive and futile gesture politics – Part 3

IN MY previous two pieces for The Conservative Woman on the UK’s expensive and futile gesture politics on global warming I, firstly, discussed the...

Take these No Deal meltdown warnings with a large pinch of salt

More fearmongering from the usual suspects this week on the costs of leaving the EU with no deal included much squealing about the £30billion...

Yes, there would be some losers from No Deal. We can easily afford to compensate them

This article is as relevant today as when it first appeared – and it’s a good reminder to the government in their no-deal preparations...

Global warming: the UK’s expensive and futile gesture politics – Continued

IN recent notes for The Conservative Woman, I described the UK’s in effect unilateral zero emissions target as ‘futile gesture politics’, and concluded that...

Take these No Deal meltdown warnings with a large pinch of salt

ANOTHER day, yet another manifestation of Project Fear Mark 2, the alleged economic meltdown if the UK were to leave the EU with ‘no...

Kyoto, Paris and a total failure to cut CO2

Today we are publishing the second in a series of articles researched and written for The Conservative Woman by leading economist Ruth Lea. In...

Global warming: the UK’s expensive and futile gesture politics – Part 1

This the first of three articles we are publishing on the absurdities of the UK’s climate change policy researched and written for The Conservative...

Rory, you’re wrong. We can thrive under No Deal

THE Government, as we all know, is desperate to push its deeply flawed ‘deal’ through Parliament. And we now have the extraordinary development of...

The IMF’s No Deal forecast should come with a health warning

PROJECT Fear Mark 2, scaremongering about a No Deal Brexit, is never far away. And, by the way, a No Deal Brexit still cannot...

Yes, there would be some losers from No Deal. We can easily afford to compensate them

IN A recent note for The Conservative Woman I criticised business lobbying groups, not least the Chemicals Industries Association, for their needlessly pessimistic utterances...

Never mind Project Fear Mark 2, businesses should be looking forward to a No Deal Brexit

AS BREXIT day approaches (we hope) the debate on the pros and cons of a No Deal WTO Brexit seems to grow ever more...

Norway is not the way to Brexit

Given the confusion and unhappiness over the EU ‘deal’, rumours and Brexit alternatives swirl. One particular alternative which seems to be gaining traction is...

We must prepare for a managed No Deal. It would be a liberation, not a crisis

I have already written on the Government’s atrocious ‘deal’ with the EU. The Withdrawal Agreement and the ‘Political Declaration on the framework for the...

This atrocious deal must be thrown out

The draft Withdrawal Agreement, all 585 pages of it, and the outline of the political declaration for the future relationship, comprising just seven pages,...

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