- @Frances_Coppola Are you going to fillet this polemic? 1 hour ago
- @Frances_Coppola Doesn’t that assume that the Cold War is actually over? 1 hour ago
- RT @Gilesyb: You can find a fair smattering of nonsense in this piece by Louis de Bernières - I'd pick the blithe belief in "Johnson pullin… 1 hour ago
- RT @chrishanretty: "Louis de Bernières on Brexit" is more or less what you would expect from a 65 year old man living in Bungay https://t.c… 1 hour ago
- @johnb78 @djackmanson ‘In every generation, the British Parliament seems to be dying.’ researchgate.net/publication/30… 2 hours ago
- RT @dlknowles: Every time I go to a supermarket in America I find myself missing Tesco and if that isn't a sign that American capitalism ha… 2 hours ago
- RT @oldtrotter: The reason the monarch moved around the country was to demonstrate power, not to give it away. That was the purpose of Henr… 2 hours ago
- RT @johnb78: Although the Express/Python thing is funny, it is worth remembering that the current UK passport says QUIM at the top of it in… 2 hours ago
- RT @ProfDaveAndress: How "quick on its feet, and responsive" can you be against a shameless looter who will tell one lie in the morning, an… 2 hours ago
- RT @BEERG: The level of delusion displayed in this article is staggering, on so many levels. Apparently, where the UK has ended up on Brexi… 2 hours ago
- As President Woodrow Wilson said, “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” twitter.com/simonheath1/st… 2 hours ago
- This is, er, an interesting corporate approach to monitoring employees’ financial well-being! (HT @dds180) twitter.com/oregonprogress… 2 hours ago
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- Brexit is the road to nowhere, whoever is driving the car
- The privatisation of capitalism
- 12 reasons why Labour should oppose Brexit
- Brexit: Where do we go from here?
- Do people want a new centrist party?
- A tale of two constituencies
- Brexit as a bad career move
- Why is the EU in no hurry for a trade deal?
- An Irish Sea border is a silly idea but so is the cake-and-eat-it bluster
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Monthly Archives: March 2015
The Resolution Foundation’s chief executive, Gavin Kelly, remarked last week: All parties are framing the deficit as a fiscal choice. They have said very little about productivity. LSE’s John Van Reenen said something similar in his review of the budget: It … Continue reading
Despite the usual post budget hullabaloo, the only thing remarkable about Wednesday’s announcements was just how little the overall picture has changed. As Gemma Tetlow of the IFS commented, when it comes to tax and spending the giveaways are mostly matched by the … Continue reading
George Osborne has eased off on austerity, say the headlines. The targets he announced in yesterday’s budget are nowhere near as severe as the ones he came up with just before Christmas. His decision not to go for such a big surplus in 2020 has … Continue reading
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) published its Growth Through People report recently. It’s a wide-ranging review of the UK labour market which brings together lot of useful information in one place and highlights the trends we have seen over the past … Continue reading
Yesterday’s Resolution Foundation’s report on living standards showed how the post-recession pay squeeze had affected the pay of different groups. It found that younger workers had seen the biggest reduction in median pay while older workers had got off lightly by … Continue reading
Small businesses are the backbone of Britain or the lifeblood of the economy. Whatever the metaphor, it’s rare to hear politicians do anything other than heap praise on them. Last month, Lord Young proclaimed a “golden age of small business” when commenting on the … Continue reading