It is all a question of perspective! One could feel like Odysseus facing the choice between Scylla and Charybdis when reading the headlines today:

a) The prime minister pitches "Europe's Singapore" plan to business – wholescale de-regulation - a truly conservative approach focusing on market freedom; and

b) Sunak plans to raise corporation tax - possibly back up to 28%, as a way of trying to balance the books, as concern mounts that Britain's debt is unsustainable - a truly conservative approach focusing on fiscal prudence.

Or one could wryly imagine the socially-distanced conversation over the garden fence between the two Downing Street neighbours.

In the end, I suspect that there will be a bit of British compromise i.e. a little de-regulation and not too much of a tax hike.