Intellectually brilliant fringe meeting

I attended the ‘How to solve the fiscal crisis and where to cut public spending’ fringe meeting earlier this afternoon.  Amongst the Speakers were:

Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser – Arbuthnot Banking Group (Chair); Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive – The TaxPayers’ Alliance; Graeme Leach, Chief Economist and Director of Policy – Institute of Directors

The standard was immense and these were people who really know their stuff.  I had never seen or heard of Graeme Leach before but he is someone who knows how to explain incredibly difficult concepts in simple terms and that is easier said than done.

One thing is clear is that the next Conservative Government is going to inherit a real mess – possibly one of the worst economic legacies ever?

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