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Why Care About American Economics?

November 1, 2013 12:00 pm1 comment
Why Care About American Economics?

Economics, economics, economics. That’s what the 2010 UK election was about, and it seems to be the main thrust of the American one. Unemployment and job figures are the battlefield. Gross Domestic Product and AA+ credit ratings are the weapons. The Federal Reserve might be a potential ally, and the […]

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‘Not Me, Guv’: LibDems Claim Innocence Shock Horror

September 19, 2013 10:33 am0 comments
‘Not Me, Guv’: LibDems Claim Innocence Shock Horror

Settle down there at the back. No sniggering. Yes, it’s THAT time of year again when our political parties get together for their conferences. First up among the three main parties are the Liberal Democrats – or, as many people refer to them these days, ‘the FibDems’.  You remember why they got […]

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Why vote for the Conservative Party? The Lost Generation

February 13, 2013 2:00 pm6 comments
Why vote for the Conservative Party? The Lost Generation

Aneurin Bevan, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party between 1959-1960 once said ‘‘No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. ..So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.’’ Quite […]

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A Party of Our Own (Part III) – ‘Militant’s Revenge’

January 26, 2013 6:01 pm0 comments
A Party of Our Own (Part III) – ‘Militant’s Revenge’

If ever there was a turning point in British postwar history, it was the Miners’ Strike of 1984-85. When the strike ended in defeat for the National Union of Miners (NUM), the full force of Thatcherite monetarist policies could be more thoroughly unrolled. Without the defeat of the NUM, the […]

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A Party of Our Own (Part II) – Battlelines Drawn

January 21, 2013 12:08 pm4 comments
A Party of Our Own (Part II) – Battlelines Drawn

Watch any TV news report, political show, read any newspaper article, and you will find a common thread amongst our political class across the main parties. ‘We have no money’ they say. ‘The cuts are necessary’. ‘We must reduce the deficit’, and, of course, the phrase that will be hung […]

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Does anyone care about Lords Reform?

June 17, 2012 9:22 am0 comments
Does anyone care about Lords Reform?

On Wednesday a parliamentary bill to introduce a mainly elected House of Lords will be published. Inside the so-called ‘Westminster bubble’, MPs are jostling for position while trying to work out who will support the Government’s plans and who will vote against the proposed legislation. The bill has strong support […]

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Somewhere, someone is laughing nervously.

April 18, 2012 3:06 pm1 comment
Somewhere, someone is laughing nervously.

I’m sure the laughter of people up and down the United Kingdom could be heard from Australia today, as David Cameron claimed in the first cabinet meeting since the Easter recess that the current coalition government “works well together”. Indeed, out of all the things that politicians have said in […]

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