It feels redundant to recommend Allister Heath's Editor's Letter, because it's consistently excellent and should already be on the reading list of this blog's readership. But today's piece has a particularly tantilizing closing paragraph:
Welcome to the new Adam Smith Institute website. It should be a significant improvement on the old one, being a lot more user-friendly and, hopefully, stylish. Most of the old website’s structure has been preserved, so you shouldn’t have any trouble navigating around the key sections. There are a few changes, though:
1. UK’s commitment to eliminating its deficit remains credible. However, the growth figures that the initial deficit reduction plan was based on now look overly optimistic, which means that cutting the deficit will almost certainly require additional cuts to current expenditure before the next election. But so long as the government commits itself to eliminating the deficit by reducing expenditure – and not threatening growth by raising taxes – we should be able to avoid a Euro-style meltdown.
As I've said before, politically active doctors are the most immediate threat to personal liberty in Britain. Now today the British Medical Association (in the name of "no platform for fascists", I won't link to their website) want to ban smoking in cars: