Should any proof be required of the unbridled chaos a Labour government would wreak on this country, look no further than Sir Keir Starmer‘s near obsession with net zero.
Already, industry experts predict his controversial plans to ban new North Sea oil and gas projects will cost 45,000 jobs – not to mention millions in lost tax revenue.
Far from making our energy cheaper and greener, Britain would be forced to spend billions importing it, thus increasing our carbon footprint as well as our dependence on often volatile regimes.
Meanwhile, his pledge to splurge £28billion a year on green initiatives would likely result in further inflationary pressures, forcing more painful interest rate rises.
Such proposals are therefore not only economically reckless but irresponsible. And don’t just take our word for it.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Should any proof be required of the unbridled chaos a Labour government would wreak on this country, look no further than Sir Keir Starmer’s (pictured) near obsession with net zero
Some of Sir Keir’s own MPs are beginning to question him, with some dismissing his agenda as ‘mad green nonsense’ that is likely to deter voters.
Even the chief of the Labour-affiliated GMB union, Gary Smith, admits his members are ‘very worried’, while he remains sceptical about whether the green energy sector can really create tens of thousands of jobs as Labour claims.
No doubt Sir Keir hopes the eco lobby and his new political allies at Just Stop Oil will react warmly to his plans.
But the truth is they will leave the rest of us colder, poorer and ever more reliant on foreign dictators.
For as long Jeremy Hunt has been Chancellor, the Mail has continued to remind him of the need to cut taxes.
By imposing the highest tax burden since the Second World War, the Tories have not only crippled families and businesses but risked forfeiting their reputation as the party of aspiration.
So could it be that with reports the Government is planning to announce a tax cut next spring, the penny has finally dropped?
Admittedly, a mooted 2p cut in either income tax or national insurance is hardly cause to break open the champagne. But at least it’s a step in the right direction.
If Mr Hunt is truly serious about incentivising voters, he could also promise to address the iniquity of inheritance tax, which, thanks to threshold freezes, now wallops the middle classes.
For as long Jeremy Hunt (pictured) has been Chancellor, the Mail has continued to remind him of the need to cut taxes
Of course, no one should underestimate the challenges the Chancellor faces in balancing the books following the economic ravages of the pandemic. Nor indeed the pressure he is under to get inflation down, which, for all his efforts, remains stubbornly high.
But as an election looms ever closer, the Government simply cannot continue with its brutal squeeze of hard-working families much longer.
Voters will accept there was a need for a period of belt-tightening. But they will not tolerate a never-ending assault on their wallets.
Doubtless there will be howls of indignation over government plans to spend £6billion detaining and deporting asylum seekers over the next two years.
But the current system of keeping them in hotels at an eyewatering cost of £5.6million a day remains unsustainable.
Today, Rishi Sunak delivers an update on the Government’s progress in stopping the boats, although with illegal Channel crossings jumping by 42 per cent in the past year, it is likely to be underwhelming.
Meanwhile, with so many boats arriving, is immigration minister Robert Jenrick’s request that some single male arrivals share hotel rooms really too much to ask?