Author Archives: Matt Pitt

Comment: The “Establishment” can never be reformed if politics remains at the centre of it

Matt Pitt looks at the tight-knit nature of “The Establishment” and argues for the separation of it from politics.

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A separate Scotland will be worse off if it keeps the pound

Matthew Pitt argues why an independent Scotland would be foolish to keep the pound without the UK’s agreement

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Unemployment is no better for the Scottish government than for the British one

Matthew Pitt explains why the SNP can’t be smug about their unemployment figures, no matter what they may claim.

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The Lib Dems shouldn’t listen to Osborne’s dribble, they should switch to Plan B now

More gloom on the economy today: The IMF have downgraded UK growth by 0.6 per cent to 1.1 per cent in 2011, and from 2.3 per cent to 1.6 per cent for 2012.

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Will Osborne alter course? And how should Labour respond?

With George Osborne’s policies in disarray, Ed Miliband needs to now step in, present a different explanation and, most importantly, come up with a credible Plan B.

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The challenges for Labour in developing a credible banking regulation policy

Matthew Pitt on the debate on Plan B and banking regulation, and looks at what Labour needs to do next – plus a look at plans for a British Investment Bank.

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Questions for Cameron extend beyond Coulson

In the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, politicians now need to work together and focus on what really matters, writes Matthew Pitt.

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OECD chief economist tells Osborne: “Slow down the pace of spending cuts”

The deputy secretary general and chief economist of the OECD, Pier Carlo Padoan, tells UK chancellor George Osborne to “slow down the pace of spending cuts”.

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OECD comes round to the view Osborne’s cuts are too fast and too deep

The OECD is starting to come round to Labour’s view of Chancellor Osborne’s cuts: they are too fast and too deep; Matthew Pitt reports from Parliament.

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Osborne’s weakness on banking reforms risks another financial crisis

George Osborne, caught between conflicting interests, is not carrying out the necessary banking reforms to ensure the stability of the industry.

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