Tag Archives: economics

‘Abolish the state pension': meet UKIP’s new economics spokesperson

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The proposal has been dismissed as “incoherent” and “bizarre” by pensions experts.

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September 18 is decision day for Scotland: build a prosperous future on foundation of the pound, or take a leap into the unknown

It is now clear the only way to retain sterling as the anchor of our future prosperity is to keep Scotland within the United Kingdom.

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Devalue the pound so we can compete again in the global economy

When this happens our economy will recover, just as it did after the all too temporary devaluations of 1931 and 1992.

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‘The world’s gone mad’ – Institute of Directors on Osborne’s Help to Buy scheme

Yesterday was probably a good day to bury bad news. It was also very probably an opportune moment to promote a bad policy in the hope that it would slip under the radar of those with critical voices.

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Just how out of touch is George Osborne?

While I don’t believe the criticism Osborne has received is in any way a distraction from the wider issues (if anything it’s an indictment of his inability to empathise with disabled shoppers), I thought it worth a quick look at just how out of touch this government is policy wise.

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Red Farage adopts Left economics

Nigel Farage, generally considered to be to the Right of the Conservative Party, is advocating expansionist Bank of England policies, and “maximum employment”.

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Economic update – December 2012: Triple-dip ahead?

IPPR’s Amna Silim presents the latest Left Foot Forward economic update, for December 2012.

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Economic update – November 2012: Good news for Osborne ahead of autumn statement

IPPR’s Amna Silim presents the latest Left Foot Forward economic update, for November 2012.

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Economic update – October 2012: There’s been an upturn but the economy is still struggling

IPPR’s Amna Silim presents the latest Left Foot Forward economic update, for October 2012.

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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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