The madness of more of the same

The gravest global economic crisis since the 1930s was clearly a crisis of the private sector – yet it is the public sector which is getting the blame and must be cut.

The Daily Mail are debt dunces

Michael Burke discusses how the coalition’s economic policies represent a transfer of income from poor to rich, and how the Daily Mail are deficit dunces.

What could be done with £7.5bn?

Alan Johnson yesterday set out plans for taxes on banks & banking which he says will raise £7.5bn by the end of the Parliament, but what should he spend it on?

The source of the deficit

There are innumerable claims from the Coalition government and its supporters that the source of the public sector deficit is Labour’s over-spending. But one graph, on the Treasury’s own website, demonstrates that assertion is untrue.