EXPRESS COMMENT: Lower taxes will aid the economy’s growth.

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EXPRESS COMMENT: Lower taxes will aid the economy’s growth.

IF THIS HAD BEEN A BOXING MATCH, THE REFEREE WOULD HAVE STOPPED THE FIGHT.

Andrew Marr of the BBC had the Prime Minister on the ropes and seemed intent on putting him down.

There were some telling blows on the fuel crisis, pig incineration, and the shortage of skilled workers, but when it came to taxes, Boris Johnson dusted himself off and said, “You have no fiercer and more zealous opponent of unnecessary tax rises than me, but we have had to deal with a pandemic on a scale that this country has not seen before in our lifetimes and long before.”

He was correct about the pandemic, and let’s hope he was being truthful about his “zealous” opposition to tax increases, because this is the week when the Prime Minister must re-establish the Conservatives as the party of low taxes.

According to a cabinet member, the PM and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have already agreed on a tax cut before the next election, which is all the more reason to boost the economy.

Small enterprises must be encouraged, entrepreneurs must be supported, and our youth must be trained. It’s missing the point to blame Brexit for our problems.

After we left the EU, there was always going to be a period of transition, and the pandemic has just made things worse.

However, the country – and the government – must now lay the groundwork for a prosperous future.

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Women live in constant terror of losing their lives.

That is the unmistakable and really distressing conclusion to be drawn from our exclusive report on the amount of women who are stalked by men.

And what’s even more alarming is how many of those women believe the authorities don’t take misogyny seriously. Tensions are understandably high in the aftermath of the grisly details of Sarah Everard’s murder becoming public, and no one wants to stoke the flames of dread – but now is also the time for a communal soul-searching.

Even if it means not speaking out more forcefully about gratuitous violence and pornography, we have all contributed to what Home Secretary Priti Patel has described as “terrible engrained attitudes” toward women. Let us no longer be guilty of omissional sins.

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What a fantastic sight to watch tens of thousands of runners – “Brinkwire News Summary.”

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