Something Right From the Tories
The Conservatives have drawn up a radical programme of cuts in red tape and regulation aimed at saving British businesses £14 billion a year, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.
The proposals, to be endorsed by David Cameron, would achieve savings by scrapping huge amounts of legislation imposed on businesses by both Whitehall and Brussels, including rules on working hours and employee protection and restrictions on financial services.
John Redwood, the former cabinet minister who will unveil the findings of his economic competitiveness policy review group this week, said his proposals would be a "tax cut by any other name".
The document is certain to come under heavy attack by Labour and risks setting up the Tories for more bruising clashes with Europe, the unions and the BBC - and even provoking potentially damaging internal Tory rows.
Quick election winning suggestion to the Tories - why not leave all the policy decisions to John Redwood and leave the the limp brained leadership to just wave their hands about and make jowly statements on the telly.