In British politics, the Left is traditionally associated with ‘big state’ policies and Right with ‘small state’ policies. Recently, several commentators have suggested that Prime Minister Johnson is pioneering a new kind of ‘big state, one nation Conservatism’ – and in effect stealing Labour’s clothes. For example, the FT, under the headline Johnson’s £12bn tax […]
Most people in the UK are poorer today than they were in 2007, though the economy has grown. This is mass impoverishment.
If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren’t we all getting bigger slices? Why is our children’s generation set to be the first in living memory that is poorer than its predecessors?
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If you are concerned about your future but would never dream of reading a book about the economy… you should read this one!Hugh PymBBC Health Editor & Former BBC Chief Economics Correspondent