You would think that, having identified this terrible burden on British business, there would be only one conclusion to be drawn. But no! The TPA comes up with this fatuous, irrelevant little propositions which will make absolutely no difference at all, even if they were implemented in full - which they won't be.
I really do wonder what they think they are playing at!
As Sam said - I suspect there are elements of the TPA wishing to cosy up to a future Conservative administration. This has some relevance to Helen's argument on the Bruges Group Blog about The State The Right Is In
. Not only is the Conservative party refusing to be conservative and discuss the 'elephant' in the room in a reasonable manner, but neither are the supposedly independent conservative organisations. Incidentally, the TPA along with a few other select think-tanks (Open Europe for example) only exist in their current form and size because the Conservative party has allowed and actively supported them to do so.
I think this blog is very important because it reinforces arguments based on reason and fact - two things which seem to have pretty much disappeared from our political system.