- @Frances_Coppola Are you going to fillet this polemic? 36 minutes ago
- @Frances_Coppola Doesn’t that assume that the Cold War is actually over? 37 minutes 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… 55 minutes 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… 57 minutes ago
- @johnb78 @djackmanson ‘In every generation, the British Parliament seems to be dying.’ researchgate.net/publication/30… 1 hour 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… 1 hour 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… 1 hour 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… 1 hour 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… 1 hour 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… 1 hour 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… 1 hour ago
- This is, er, an interesting corporate approach to monitoring employees’ financial well-being! (HT @dds180) twitter.com/oregonprogress… 1 hour ago
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- 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: October 2015
Despite all the rhetoric about the Conservatives becoming the workers’ party, George Osborne’s masterstroke National Living Wage (NLW) is really just another deficit reduction policy. The government has realised that the deficit is a labour market thing and that the only way to … Continue reading
The work and pensions select committee asked the Resolution Foundation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies about the options available to mitigate the effect of tax credit cuts. According to the FT, Torsten Bell and Paul Johnson told them there … Continue reading
The UK’s new golden relationship with China has been met with a mixture of bafflement and contempt by its allies. The FT reports: [T]he regular encrypted cables sent back to European and North American capitals over recent weeks have been … Continue reading
The job figures have been looking much better recently. The employment rate continues to rise and wages have even started picking up. The number of full-time employee jobs passed its pre-recession level sometime last year, so the recovery no longer looks as dependent … Continue reading
Apparently the Chinese state media rather liked George Osborne when he visited a few weeks ago. “Humility is the right attitude,” said the the Global Times, according to this translation in the Spectator, which went on to comment: The article … Continue reading
Back in April, Patrick Butler predicted that cuts to in-work benefits would “surprise and frighten Tory voters.” If Thursday’s Question Time is anything to go by, he was right. An angry Conservative voter tore into energy minister Amber Rudd over the government’s … Continue reading
The monthly ONS employment figures published this week showed the number of self-employed continuing its gentle decline from last summer’s peak. The improved employment situation and rising wages are probably tempting people back into employee jobs. A couple of reports were published earlier … Continue reading