- RT @stianwestlake: Found this 1994 set of predictions for 2015 written by the partners of Arthur Andersen. http://t.co/hmgz47hBbH 3 hours ago
- @jdportes @yorksranter @stianwestlake They should repeat some episodes of Tomorrow's World. 3 hours ago
- RT @Wonkypolicywonk: Blog: How not to measure the 'level of ET claims'. Oh, too late ... hardlabourblog.com/2015/05/26/dan… #ETfees cc @Gilesyb http://… 3 hours ago
- RT @Independent: The Tories' welfare cuts will either make people poorer or less likely to work, IFS says ind.pn/1AvPwh6 http://t.c… 3 hours ago
- RT @soc_protection: #China extends #PensionSystem, covering about 80% of #WorkingAge & above population bit.ly/1KwDfwo http://t.co/… 3 hours ago
- RT @AdamBienkov: Liz Kendall is wrong. Labour's route back to power isn't simple. It's horribly complicated. politics.co.uk/blogs/2015/05/… http://… 10 hours ago
- @rich_w What are you up to? 13 hours ago
- @antonhowes @JohnRentoul Probably. That seems to have happened in a number of places. 14 hours ago
- Makes you wonder how they managed it without New Labour being in charge. @Frances_Coppola 14 hours ago
- @JohnRentoul Yes it did. oecd.org/social/income-… http://t.co/saH9ThPsxY 15 hours ago
- And Latvia might not be happy about restrictions on freedom of movement. Chart by @StrongerInNos http://t.co/MsVjfFkiRD 15 hours ago
- Latvia had the worst recession in the world. 2 posts by @Frances_Coppola explain why coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-la… coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/proper… 15 hours ago
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
- Labour lost the economic argument 5 years ago
- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
- Are the Conservatives ideologically driven state-shrinkers?
- The Tories and welfare: Machiavellian or just muddling through?
- Recovery: Was that it?
- Low productivity: don’t blame the workforce
- Startups and the productivity puzzle
- David Nicholson is right: The NHS will need more money
- Flip Chart Cat
- Buccaneering Britain
Monthly Archives: June 2010
Today’s Guardian reports on some unpublished Treasury documents which estimate the impact of the government’s planned spending cuts. According to these projections, for every public sector job lost at least one will be lost in the private sector too. Remember folks, you … Continue reading
No, I’m serious. We should send the rest of the government, Parliament and the Civil Service up there with them. There must be an old castle or country house around there that the Queen could use too. The government has said … Continue reading
I’ve written a couple of pieces before about our obsession with London being the world’s pre-eminent financial centre. It’s a useful shroud for the financial services industry to wave and it plays well in the British press. We used to have … Continue reading
John Redwood proves today that having a Cambridge degree and a background in banking still doesn’t stop you from talking bollocks about the economy. “Why are there cuts when spending is going up?” he asks, “Running all the key public … Continue reading
Remember Rose Gibb? She was the hospital chief executive who was given a payoff to quit her job after a Clostridium difficile (C.diff) outbreak in which 90 people died. After she had signed what she thought was a legally binding agreement, … Continue reading
Hey, the good news (or not, depending on your point of view) is that public spending is going to rise from £696.8bn this year to £757.5bn in 2015-16. (See Page 45 of the budget report.) This seems to have caused confusion … Continue reading
Unless it’s all a joke and George Osborne is just messing with us, he will be announcing big public spending cuts today. Some of the first people to notice will be those working in the public sector. According to the ONS, … Continue reading