John Redwood has been granted his tax cut policy which he has been dreaming of. A deregulation package, to be announced by the Tories next Friday, would give businesses a £14 billion saving, which Redwood says "would be a tax cut by any other name".
Interesting isn't it? When the Liberal Democrats propose tax cuts it is to relieve the plight of the less well-off.
When the Tories propose "tax cuts" it is to relieve the plight of those poor hard-up businesses.
The Observer says that "The Conservatives hope John Redwood's call for cuts in red tape will spark a fightback against Gordon Brown".
An ardent Thatcherite, Redwood will outline plans for dramatic cuts in red tape to save British business £14bn a year. His targets will include the European Social Chapter - Britain's opt out would be restored - EU working time regulations and British laws which restrict the ability of companies to make workers redundant.
Oh, I see. So the Tories hope that they will steal a march on Brown and become popular again by helping businesses and allowing them to make it easier to sack people and make them work longer.
Are they mad?