Tuesday 19 April 2011

The missing promise

There was some talk a couple of weeks ago that the Tories’ manifesto had been sent to London to be censored, so as to eliminate any commitments with which the UK Party was unhappy.  Not having seen the drafts, it’s difficult for outsiders to spot what is missing, obviously.
There is, though, one glaring omission, I thought when I read it.  The party’s economic commission, under Dylan Jones-Evans, produced a report not long ago with a number of recommendations in it.  There was no doubt in my mind, from the way that Dylan presented it, and from my own reading of it, that the one single proposal seen as being most important was the variation of Corporation Tax.
However, it is nowhere to be found in the published document.  It means that the party is putting forward an economic policy which its own commission would recognise as being less than optimal.

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