Author Archives: Carl Packman

Payday lenders: tougher rules and price caps are welcome. But more is needed

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The FCA had an opportunity to fix a broken market. It didn’t take it.

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Capitalism really did win when the wall fell

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But the left shouldn’t despair.

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The government is creating more roque landlords

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We’ve come to expect it from some, but when even landlords with a social purpose are thinking twice about who they allow as tenants we know a change is needed.

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We’ve a long way to go to beat the payday lenders

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Despite new regulation, the big lenders will remain.

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But isn’t Owen Jones a part of the establishment?

Reviewing Owen Jones’ new book, The Establishment, Carl Packman finds that what changes the British Establishment of today is merely the means with which they contain dissent

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The Greens are likely to succeed in chipping away at Labour support

Worryingly, what the Greens have to offer is very appealing to Labour supporters like me

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The UK must not fall for the Putin smokescreen

Reactionaries from Sir Edward Lewigh to the Stop the War Coalition want us to forget the crimes, past and present, of Putin – and we absolutely should not

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Struggling with payday loans is still on the rise

People struggling on payday loans has risen by 42 per cent in the last year – the industry still needs to be reformed

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The right is split – good news for the left

David Cameron, the Member for Brussels Central, has run out of ways to lie to his eurosceptic backbenchers – rejoice!

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Accepting Carswell with open arms is actually a massive risk for UKIP

It has gone unnoticed, but accepting a genuine libertarian who disregards party loyalists is actually a really bad move for UKIP

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