David Cameron is facing internal pressures to start making an impact, particularly in the economy. It can’t be far off from similar calls being made for John Ley to likewise do something rather than sit on his hands.
David Davis, the standard bearer for the Tory Right, has made a wide-ranging attack on the Government’s economic strategy, warning that another round of cuts before the next General Election is now “unavoidable”.
Mr Davis told The Sunday Telegraph the Government must draw up an “alternative”, pro-growth policy with radical cuts to tax, regulation and public spending.
“The Coalition’s cuts should have been earlier and deeper,” he said “This is not about individual policy areas. This is about something more fundamental… something deeper. There is an alternative economic policy.”
In a wide-ranging interview David Cameron’s former leadership rival said George Osborne is wrong to blame Europe’s debt crisis for “killing”Britain’s recovery.
He also said Mr Cameron and the Chancellor should stop pushing for the survival of the European single currency in its present form.
“A managed reduction in the size of the eurozone would be much less harmful to our economy,” said Mr Davis, adding that the “controlled” departure of Greece and perhaps Portugal would be less damaging for Britain than a chaotic default.
Mr Davis said many Conservative MPs are “nervous” and “uncomfortable” about the compromises made while in Coalition. “Their greatest worry is the economy – they realise it will decide the next election,” he added.