Posts tagged with: Extreme right-wing

What the Extreme-Right May be Planning

The wealthy market fundamentalists who fund the right-wing think tanks have different objectives from the UK population as a whole. These think tanks propose such policies as abolishing the NHS, […]

The Budget we needed … and should have had

Getting the Budget right is a critically important part of governing well. If the Budget is well-formulated, it gives space to address the real issues; if it is not, then […]

Golden Delusions

So many commentators talk about the UK’s public debt as if we were still operating a gold standard economy (and claim that debt is at unprecedented and dangerous levels) that […]

Analysing the 2024 Spring Budget

The Chancellor is due to announce his Spring Statement on March 6. Here is an open letter to the Editors of our major newspapers and broadcast media setting out a […]

What Matters in 2024?

The UK faces huge challenges on many fronts. For 2024, we are prioritising three in particular: Voters’ #1 concern – reversing the process of mass impoverishment, which has worsened in […]

Stopping the Slide

  In many elections, the key issues are living standards and the state of the economy. In the UK today,  voters are (rightly) concerned that their living standards are lower […]

Two Perspectives on 2023

2023 was a tough year for the people of the UK. The combined effects of Austerity, Brexit and a severe mis-handling of the COVID crisis have left the country in […]

A Budget for the Wealthiest

All Budgets are important, but this one is especially critical: 13 years of market fundamentalist policy choices have left the UK in a state of decay, with a weak economy, […]

Should Cameron be Foreign Secretary?

Last week, Sunak faced a difficult conundrum. His hand had been forced by the ever-more-extreme Suella Braverman and, faced with internal and external pressure, he felt that he had no […]

How to Analyse the Budget

The Chancellor is due to announce his Autumn Statement on November 22. Truss will apparently also announce her own so-called ‘Budget for Growth’. This is an open letter to the […]

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