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Eight reasons why Protectionism will fail

Eight reasons why Protectionism will fail

This week saw Pfizer launch a new bid for AstraZeneca, and along with it a scramble of politicians from all sides airing their protestations over the ignominy of having a cheeky foreigner interested in our assets. Here are 8 reasons why the protectionism of our senior politicians is wrong: Both AstraZeneca and Pfizer are privately owned, by […]

Stop HS2

Stop HS2

High Speed 2, or HS2, is the current government’s grandiose scheme to build a high speed train line from London to Birmingham, and later beyond. Suffice to say, here at StopTheDebt we are resolutely against the plans. There is no viable business case for the plans, and the cost is now predicted to be anything […]

Baroness Thatcher RIP - Favourite Margaret Thatcher quotes

Baroness Thatcher RIP – Favourite Margaret Thatcher quotes

Baroness Margaret Thatcher, RIP. Today marks a sad day.  An incredible lady has passed away.  A lady who rescued the UK from the brink of social meltdown, who saved the economy, stood up to Europe, rescued the ideals of capitalism, and drew millions back from poverty. Who will pick up the mantle now? George Osborne […]

Budget Disaster - Britain is on the path to ruin

Budget Disaster – Britain is on the path to ruin

Generations will look back at yesterday’s budget disaster as the tipping point. A Conservative party that ostensibly believes in fairness, capitalism and libertarian values has all but abandoned those principles in favour of state-sponsored redistribution and socialism. Debt targets have been all but abandoned. Debt to GDP ratios will not start to decrease until 2015 […]

Guest bloggers / writers wanted

Guest bloggers / writers wanted

Do you care about the future of this country?  Are you a believer in free markets, trade and transparency, and do you regret the deadly debt that this and previous governments are building up. If so, come and join us. I am looking for up to 2 writers and 2 further guest bloggers to write […]

Our debt is spiralling rapidly out of control - What Osborne must now do

Our debt is spiralling rapidly out of control – What Osborne must now do

Yet again this week Ed Balls and Milliband have been criticising the Government for the atrocious GDP figures, which has shown the UK is back in recession for a 3rd consecutive quarter. They are right to criticize.  That is what the opposition does, and Cameron and Osborne deserve it.  But not for the reasons that […]

Tax relief on Charity Donations must stop

Tax relief on Charity Donations must stop

With the charity tax relief row, George Osborne has not had a good budget. Most years the budget is quickly forgotten and swiftly overtaken by newer news.  But this year we’ve had catchily-named accusations on the Granny Tax, the Conservatory Tax, and the pasty Tax.  The fact that these tax increases are minor and as […]

The NewBuy housing scheme is a sham

The NewBuy housing scheme is a sham

The more I hear about this government’s NewBuy housing scheme to subsidise housebuying the more clear it is just how far this Conservative government has strayed from its core values. On the one hand the conservatives have legislated and used the FSA to stop banks lending at high loan-to-value, the prime cause of the subprime […]