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Stubborn inflation

21 August 2023

The rise in the consumer prices index in the year to July was a little lower than June – but prices are still rising faster than they have done for years.

Starmer’s speech – the opposite of taking control

12 January 2023

The Labour Party has made its pitch to win the next general election, due in two years’ time at the latest – by stealing the Conservative party’s slogan for the 2016 referendum and 2019 election, Take Back Control, and reinterpreting it.

Carelessness and contempt

5 October 2022

During the past couple of weeks the government’s contempt towards its two main domestic creditors – the pension funds and the Bank of England nearly brought about a new, devastating collapse. 

Call this control? A budget for decline

26 September 2022

The new government’s economic policies continue those of the past – with a belief in capitalism as the only possible economic system, whose crises must be paid for by the people of Britain.

Future growth for Britain

3 October 2019

A new study from a French bank predicts a science and technology boom in Brtain over the next two decades. Unlike many reports into Brexit, it looks at the long term and predicts a positive future.

Euro finance shock - more to come

26 March 2019

The EU’s financial weakness from earlier financial crises reappeared at the end of 2018 after the European Central Bank announced that growth would be lower than expected and inflation higher. That was a dress rehearsal for what is to come.

Active policy for Britain

20 December 2018

In this book Professor Philip Whyman makes the case for rebuilding Britain as an advanced industrial economy by rejecting options that tie the government to EU control.

A new vision needed

19 December 2017

This report from IPPR gives a good, detailed analysis of our situation. It rightly suggests we need a new economic approach, but says too little about what must be done to put things right.

Real wages falling, says Governor

14 December 2016

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, identified last week that real wages in Britain have fallen for the first time in 150 years.

'Owner-employees' fiddle to go

14 December 2016

The government has abandoned the attempt to spread the concept of “owner-employees”, introduced four years ago by the Coalition government.