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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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Op:Ed – Workers Rights A Losing Battle In the War On Want

Op:Ed – Workers Rights A Losing Battle In the War On Want

Backbencher April 24, 2014 0

In an Op-Ed piece, a look at the plight of workers rights and a lack of real alternatives to government policies Unemployment is said to be declining, but remains at around three million as

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Job Centres need to be radically reformed or scrapped

Job Centres need to be radically reformed or scrapped

Backbencher March 11, 2014 3

Richard Lowe, I have been unemployed since July 2013, and I’m angry at those on the left and the right talking about those who are unemployed and claiming benefits.  I don’t blame immigrants, and

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Labour still don’t understand basic economics

Labour still don’t understand basic economics

Daniel Pryor October 29, 2013 6

Daniel Pryor exposes the damage that will be caused by Labour’s proposals that force firms to hire apprentices if they employ skilled foreign workers. Socialism is trendy again, thanks to Ed Miliband and the

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Harnessing the power of markets for economic forecasting.

Harnessing the power of markets for economic forecasting.

Daniel Pryor August 28, 2013 1

Daniel Pryor reports on the launch of an innovative way to predict UK inflation and unemployment rates. The Bank of England’s repeated failures to accurately forecast inflation and unemployment have become something of a

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7 Reasons The Tories Are Smiling

7 Reasons The Tories Are Smiling

Lee Jenkins August 8, 2013 2

Things always look better with a bit of sunshine on them, but for Conservatives, there’s extra reason to have a bit of spring in their step this summer. Economy All governments are judged primarily

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Making Unemployment Benefit Work

Making Unemployment Benefit Work

Victoria Monro April 3, 2013 4

  The Government has begun a war on the welfare state. It was undoubtedly right to start curbing it, when it emerged that welfare payments had increased twice as fast as private sector incomes

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Employment Woes: Rage Against the Minimum Wage

Employment Woes: Rage Against the Minimum Wage

Backbencher March 26, 2013 0

  Allrik Birch, The minimum wage is terrible. Aside from the Iraq war (which is still contentious), it is possibly the single worst thing Blair did whilst in office. Minimum wage, like minimum prices

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Are the Liberals done for? ‘No’, argues Jill Hope, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Corby.

Are the Liberals done for? ‘No’, argues Jill Hope, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Corby.

Alex MacDonald October 13, 2012 3

‘This by election came about most unexpectedly and the local party needed someone to stand here. The party were aware that although I didn’t live in Corby, I had spent 6 years in the

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