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Don’t Let Big Business Hold Back the EU Referendum

Don’t Let Big Business Hold Back the EU Referendum

Backbencher February 10, 2014 0

Vince Cable recently stood before a gathering of economists and said: “The prospect of a referendum and possible exit from the EU is deeply unsettling for businesses trading in the European single market, from the car industry

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Labour’s Economic Policy Is On Life-Support

Labour’s Economic Policy Is On Life-Support

Backbencher January 31, 2014 0

And, says Michael Wilson, it’s time to pull the plug Once again Labour is in the headlines, as its latest attempt at developing a new and competent economic policy turns out to be naught

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Labour’s 50p failure

Labour’s 50p failure

Backbencher January 27, 2014 1

Labour have pledged to bring back the 50% tax band for those earning £150,000 or more, despite the 45p rate raising significantly more revenue. The 45p tax rate raised more revenue in its first

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Review: Damian McBride’s “Power Trip”

Review: Damian McBride’s “Power Trip”

Michael St George September 25, 2013 0

Michael St George reviews “Power Trip”, the account by discredited Gordon Brown spin doctor Damian McBride of his time at the centre of power. For reprehensible things to be done in a leader’s name,

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Gorgeous George, Redux

Gorgeous George, Redux

Backbencher June 26, 2013 1

By Richard Elliott The last few days we have seen George Osborne’s announcement of new spending reviews, which highlight a further £11.5bn in projected spending cuts for the year 2015-16. I find this remarkable,

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A Complacent Labour Leadership Are Coasting

A Complacent Labour Leadership Are Coasting

Lee Jenkins May 9, 2013 2

Labour are lazily repeating the mistakes of the Tories in 2010 Not without justification, analysis of last week’s local elections has focused on the surge in popularity of UKIP, the renegade party of British

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Keep Calm and Carry On with Austerity

Keep Calm and Carry On with Austerity

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 27, 2013 3

Andrew Thorpe-Apps warns George Osborne not to waiver from fiscal discipline. Unemployment jumped by 70,000 in the three months to the end of February, amid the lowest growth in pay rises since 2001. The number

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Ghoulish Labour, and other economic news

Ghoulish Labour, and other economic news

James Snell January 28, 2013 0

  ‘THE recovery has stalled!’, ‘Osborne is destroying Britain!’, and probably soon: ‘the fiscal world is about to end!’ – These quotations could be taken from any left-leaning newspaper columnist, populist pundit or indeed

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PMQS Review – 09/01/2013 – Cameron & Clegg renew vows

PMQS Review – 09/01/2013 – Cameron & Clegg renew vows

Victoria Monro January 9, 2013 2

Victoria Monro, If there were a quote that would be used to sum up today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, it would be David Cameron’s point that British politics has “two parties that have come together

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Playing Politics with Pensions… and other assorted nonsense

Playing Politics with Pensions… and other assorted nonsense

Backbencher January 7, 2013 2

Stephen Morris,   Whilst it may be difficult to get excited about pension relief reform, the story behind the rather tepid topic of Ed Ball’s latest economic debacle makes for some fairly amusing reading.  The rebirth of old

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