Well, the recent news confirms that there has been a tragic loss of life on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides. However, we must remember that this conflict started with horrific murders on October 7th. If Hamas is hiding in hospitals, then Israel has to take action. Let’s hope that the situation resolves itself quickly.
Moving on to the politics of the past fortnight, the outgoing Home Secretary and incoming Foreign Secretary have been dominating the scene. While their presence will be missed in the cabinet meetings, we have a team of people who will get the job done. Despite the ups and downs in Westminster, what really matters to voters is whether their problems are being solved. The cost of living remains a major concern for them.
Speaking of voter concerns, the Prime Minister has made a big deal about the Renda plan. The Supreme Court ruled the current version unlawful, and the Prime Minister has pledged to change the law. As Members of Parliament, it is our democratic right to change the law if needed. We believe the current system is unfair to both the British people and those being smuggled by criminal gangs. Emergency legislation and a new treaty with Rwanda are on the horizon to address these issues lawfully.
Now, let’s discuss the economy and the cost of living. While there are short-term challenges, we have made significant progress in tackling high inflation. When Rishy Sunak and I took office, inflation was over 11%. We have turned a corner by reducing inflation, which is essential for sustainable growth. Difficult decisions were made a year ago to control borrowing, and now we are seeing the positive effects. The Bank of England has also played a role in reducing inflation through interest rate adjustments.
It is important to note that we have not just grown faster than Germany, France, and Japan since 2010, but according to the IMF, we will continue to outpace these countries when we reach our inflation target of 2% in 2025. The British economy has tremendous strengths, and we should be proud of what we have achieved.
Regarding fiscal policy, lower taxes are essential for a high-growth economy, and there is a clear divide between the Conservative Party and the Labour Party on this issue. We want to bring down taxes responsibly, without fueling inflation. In the upcoming autumn statement, we will focus on promoting growth and seizing opportunities, such as the thriving technology industry in the UK.
Autumn Statement focuses on growth
In this year’s Autumn Statement, the government aims to remove barriers that hinder the growth of businesses. The focus will be on fostering economic growth and creating a path towards a lower tax economy. While tax cuts are desired, they need to be implemented responsibly and sustainably.
Reducing Tax Burden
The government believes that lowering the tax burden is essential for economic growth. Dynamic economies around the world, particularly in North America and Asia, tend to have lower tax rates. The Conservative government aims to bring down the tax burden, recognizing that high taxes hinder productivity and motivation.
Efficient Use of Public Money
In order to bring down personal taxes, it is important to spend public money more efficiently. This involves tackling issues such as unnecessary paperwork and delays in healthcare services. While these improvements take time, they are necessary for sustainable tax cuts.
Inheritance Tax Cut
While specific tax cuts, such as inheritance tax, are not discussed in detail, the government confirms that all options are on the table. The focus remains on reducing the overall tax burden to promote economic growth.
The government aims to bring 1.1 million people back into work. Previous programs have had limited success, but the government remains committed to addressing unemployment. The new plan includes a £2.5 billion investment to help over a million people with mental health support and other resources to facilitate their return to work.
For individuals without illness or disability, the government believes it is fair to require engagement with the job-seeking process. If individuals do not engage for six months, their benefits may be stopped. This approach aims to motivate individuals to actively seek employment and reduce the burden on taxpayers.
While there have been changes in ministerial positions, the government views this as a normal occurrence in Westminster. The focus remains on addressing the concerns of the public, such as the cost of living, the NHS, and the economy.
The jungle um when he comes back after consuming kangaroo testicles and all the rest of it um will you welcome his return to the conservative party uh well Nigel farage is not a member of the conservative party and and what what I would say is that um you know what we will be doing is making progress on small boats and that ‘s something that he about and a lot of people who support him care about J thank you very much indeed Trevor always a pleasure