In a speech made to heal old wounds within the party over Europe, Howard claimed that Britain would never be involved with the European single currency while he was prime minister but he would move the party towards constructive engagement with Europe.
In an interview with the Financial Times , Howard also pledged to cut taxes by trimming down on governmental red tape and the financial waste it causes.
He has already commissioned Millennium Dome troubleshooter David James to report on government bureaucracy and hopes that up to £80bn of savings can be identified over the course of a parliament.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements