The Adam Smith Institute’s Head of Research Matthew Lesh welcomed Boris Johnson’s first speech as Prime Minister:
“Boris Johnson’s first speech begins to give meaning to his free enterprise-backing agenda. He has begun to outline a plan to reboot Britain’s economy, for unleashing the productive power of every corner of England.
“The ASI has long supported expanding capital allowances to boost investment in capital and research, free ports to reinvigorate forgotten parts of Britain and free trade that has helped lift billions out of poverty. It is also welcome that he has also spoken of the importance of ending the anti-science GM rules that prevent crops that will feed the world, of expanding homeownership and cutting taxes.
"The buck stops with Boris, and he's right to start by ensuring ordinary people keep a bit more of it for themselves."
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