Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The deficit hawk's event of the year

I'll be honest, upfront and open with you - this is a plug. However, it is a plug for something which is both free and interesting so I hope you will bear with me.

On Wednesday 23rd of June the TaxPayers' Alliance and the Insitute of Economic Affairs will be holding a post-Emergency Budget Briefing to present the analysis and thoughts of a panel of experts on George Osborne's first Budget as Chancellor.

The line-up is:

Ruth Lea (chair), Economic Adviser, Arbuthnot Banking Group
Philip Booth, Editorial Director, Institute of Economic Affairs
Mike Denham, TPA Research Fellow and former Treasury and City Economist
Allister Heath, Editor of City AM
Graeme Leach, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, Institute of Directors
William Norton, City Solicitor and lead researcher for the James Review
John Redwood MP
Matthew Sinclair, Research Director, TaxPayers’ Alliance
David B. Smith, Beacon Economic Forecasting

so it should be a really interesting event with, of course, the opportunity to ask questions on any given Budget topic you like. As well as being the first analysis of the Emergency Budget, this is also the main event for those who believe there is an alternative to just hiking taxes and constantly growing the size of the state.

Here are the key details:

9.45am for 10.00am, Wednesday 23rd June 2010
Harvey Godwin Suite, Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3NZ

RSVP to emma.bennett@taxpayersalliance.com to book a space.

I look forward to seeing some readers of the Devil's Knife there!


Blue Eyes said...

Not much use to those of us with jobs to hold on to!

Mark Wallace said...

Fair point, Blue Eyes, but our intention is to present analysis as soon as possible - if we'd delayed it until Tuesday evening then none of the info would be usable until Thursday's newspapers, by which point it is redundant.

Devil's Kitchen said...


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It was to reduce the swearing, yes (and my goodness, haven't the stats fallen!) but, more specifically, to avoid the death and rape fantasies that are, I think, far less easy to defend than swearing.


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