I am not sure that there is much more to add t that, except to note that the tax spend total is actually £400 billion once allowances are taken into account. And what is clear is that these sums are being remarkably poorly managed.
OK. So, total taxation is what, £600 billion? £800?
So, abolish all allowances – absolutely all – and cut tax rates on everything by 33 to 50%.
Amazingly, I don;t see Ritchie proposing that. Even though it’s a logical deduction from his observation.