Author Archives: Cormac Hollingsworth

Chuka Umunna speech: more important than you think

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Chuka Ummuna has set out Labour’s plans to institutionalize the developmental state and the rise in productivity it achieved in 1997-2010 to solve the living standards crisis.

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RBS – the accidental British bailout of the Irish state

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Ulster Bank remains the missing part of the RBS story.

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Miliband’s been quicker to notice the effectiveness of competition policy on better banking

Ed Miliband’s speech shows that politicians of all stripes have had damascene conversions on their attitudes to the banking sector.

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What if borrowing was going to be a lot lower than predicted?

Could borrowing be a lot lower by the election than anyone now expects?

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Another example of tax evasion, this time from “the world’s favourite bank”

A damning report into the dealings of HSBC reveals tax avoidance along with links to suspicious groups.

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US 2012: The diseconomy of the cost of American elections

After the most expensive presidential election ever (more than one billion dollars was spent), Cormac Hollingsworth look at how efficient all the spending was.

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Con 2012: Thatcher thought privilege caused Britain’s decline

Margaret Thatcher thought privilege caused Britain’s decline, writes Cormac Hollingsworth; David Cameron needs to explain why he disagrees with her.

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IMF reassessment a massive boost for Ed Balls’s 5-point plan for growth

Last night’s IMF reassessment on the UK economy is a massive boost for Ed Balls’s 5-point plan for growth, writes Cormac Hollingsworth.

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Underlying public borrowing back to record 2009 levels

Cormac Hollingsworth investigates the ins and outs of the new borrowing figures which are now back to record 2009 levels.

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Risk of 23-year slump as Cameron now forecast to borrow double what Brown was

David Cameron and George Osborne are set to borrow double the figure Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling were projected to.

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