Comment on macroeconomic issues
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Some thoughts on Labour's campaign
The importance of this election cannot be overstated. Voters have a choice between re-electing a government that since 2010 has done untol...
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Will UK voters really vote for the Republican party and our own Donald Trump?
There is so much about today’s Conservative party that is very similar to the Republican party in the US. To establish this, there is no b...
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
In defence of the IFS, and why it cannot tell the whole story
Our own fiscal council, the OBR, is very restricted in what it is allowed to say by the party that created it. As a consequence, it is abs...
Saturday, 23 November 2019
Is Labour’s economic plan credible?
Labour have a huge set of spending proposals, many of which are unequivocally good like extra spending on the NHS, some are open to debate...
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
How to disguise a really big lie? Put it on a bus.
The Tories, and particularly their leader, lie all the time. It is quite shameless. But there is a corollary to this. If your whole campa...
Saturday, 16 November 2019
The Tories will never undo the impact of austerity
One of the impacts of 2010 austerity we saw again last week. Widespread flooding ruining hundreds of homes, and costing a life. Can w...
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