Comment on macroeconomic issues
Thursday, 21 June 2018
A new mandate for monetary policy
John McDonnell wants to raise UK investment not by cutting corporation tax but by diverting funds from parts of the financial sector away...
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
How Broadcasters should handle the Prime Minister lying
This post is about the Brexit Dividend and how broadcasters should treat it. However I want to start with an extreme case: Donald Trump. H...
Saturday, 16 June 2018
The bankruptcy of the centre right: Brexit edition
If you want to see how the centre-right can lose out big time you just need to look at the US. Last week a Republican senator who had been...
Thursday, 14 June 2018
How UK deficit hysteria began
Laura Basu has a good book just out on UK media coverage of events from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) until 2015, which I have review...
Monday, 11 June 2018
Parliament has to start directing the Brexit negotiations
The moment it became clear that the EU would give full backing to Ireland’s wish for no hard border, and on the assumption that the UK sid...
Friday, 8 June 2018
Amendment wars and Corbyn wars
In the real world, UK business is tearing its hair out not knowing what on earth Brexit is going to look like. The EU warns its manufa...
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Theresa May's disastrous Brexit strategy The arguments against staying in the Custom Union (CU) are pathetic. It is as if Brexi...
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