He who pays the do-nothing piper calls the laissez faire tune
Interesting to see that the going rate to be a member of David Cameron's new "economic recovery group": a £10,000 donation to David Cameron’s leadership campaign and over £168,000 in donations to the Conservative Party since 2006 from Mr Simon Wolfson, and almost £90,000 in donations to the Conservative Party since 2003 from Sir Christopher Gent.
Mind you, the quality of advice David Cameron has acquired may not add very much to the country's economic prospects. Mr Wolfson publicly agreed with the statement that “the recession does have to take its course” and co-authored a report for Cameron with John Redwood which advocated the complete deregulation of the mortgage industry; whilst Sir Christopher was a member of the Conservative Party tax reform commission which advocated £21 billion cuts in public spending and was described by the independent Institute of Fiscal Studies as producing proposals that “benefit the rich” and contained “a lot more for the well off than there is for the poor”.
Sounds like Tory economic policy going forward will be remarkably similar to its current iteration, and indeed the model they implemented during recessions in the 1980s and 1930s.