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Economics Round-Up Summer 2017

Economics Round-Up Summer 2017

Richard Marshall September 4, 2017 0

With parliament almost ready to return to Westminster after its summer brake, and many things having changed, or not as the case may be over the course of the last few months, now seems

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The Brexit Fallout: The Deepening Age Divide

The Brexit Fallout: The Deepening Age Divide

Richard Marshall August 2, 2017 1

Forget class war; age war is fast becoming the new reality of modern life. The grey-haired mob, who have voted continually for austerity in their own self-interest and for whom spitting on the grave

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Personal and Household Debt: Facts, Figures and Fears

Personal and Household Debt: Facts, Figures and Fears

Richard Marshall July 30, 2017 0

Debt. 30, 40 or 50 years ago it was a dirty word, something to be avoided and only to be acquired in the most important or extreme circumstances. Now it is by and large

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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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