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Public-Sector Pay: Who is saying what and why?

Public-Sector Pay: Who is saying what and why?

Richard Marshall July 17, 2017 0

Suddenly in recent weeks, the issue of public sector pay has arisen again and has produced conflicting messages from the Cabinet and leading MP’s. But who is saying what, why and if anything what

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The Interest Rate: Will They, Won’t They?

The Interest Rate: Will They, Won’t They?

Thomas Walker August 3, 2016 0

Hardly any time seems to have passed since the last time the Bank of England was gearing up to reveal its new interest rate. That time, of course, the BOE defied expectations and kept

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Arsene Wenger and George Osborne share a common feature: they are both massively overrated.

Arsene Wenger and George Osborne share a common feature: they are both massively overrated.

Alex MacDonald March 28, 2016 0

Premier League titles for Arsenal fans to boast about have been non-existent recently. No major wins in Europe, and for such an expensive ticket price, world class signings and a well-regarded manager, you might

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The Clement Attlee You Probably Haven’t Heard About

The Clement Attlee You Probably Haven’t Heard About

Backbencher January 23, 2014 5

Sometimes described as the ‘Thatcher of the Left’, Prime Minister Attlee is often showered with praised as the man who created a modern and progressive Britain. His 11.7% swing against Winston Churchill in the

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Why Austerity Hurts The Left

Why Austerity Hurts The Left

Lee Jenkins December 12, 2013 0

The debate over austerity should an open goal for the political Left, so why can’t they score? Asked what the stand out word or expression of this parliament is, and ‘austerity’ will be a

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Who cares about the position of David Cameron’s buttocks?

Who cares about the position of David Cameron’s buttocks?

James Williamson November 20, 2013 1

James Williamson ponders how a golden chair has led to a viral attack on David Cameron’s ‘permanent austerity’. I wonder where you are right now as you read this. Sitting behind a desk and

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Tony Blair’s Right: Labour should have cut spending in 2005

Backbencher November 4, 2013 2

Towards the end of his life, famed economist John Maynard Keynes remarked “I find myself more and more relying for a solution of our problems on the invisible hand which I tried to eject

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Shut Down The Shutdown!

Shut Down The Shutdown!

Backbencher October 11, 2013 0

Robert Tyler argues that, even despite the attractions of limited government, enough is now enough Crack open the champagne and rejoice! The US Government is in its second week of Shutdown, with no sign

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It’s Grim Up North. Really

It’s Grim Up North. Really

Backbencher October 10, 2013 1

The great North-South divide is anything but great It is being widely reported we are coming out of the recession and the housing market is recovering. It is very good news if you happen

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Libertarian Predistribution

Libertarian Predistribution

Olly Neville July 16, 2013 4

The goals of predistribution are best achieved through libertarian means When Ed Miliband announced his great idea of predistribution most people ignored it. Even the politically aware had very little idea what it was,

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