Posts tagged with: UK democracy

What if We Shrug?

There are many arguments for taxing the extremely wealthy more. Perhaps the simplest is that while most normal people pay tax of up to 40% on their income (or more), […]

Operation Save Little Dog

  When it was clear Johnson was on the way out, his allies launched Operation Save Big Dog. This article explores what we might call Operation Save Little Dog – […]

Re-wiring for Progress

Last week we quoted an article in the FT  by Martin Wolf in which he commented on the role of the Treasury in strangling initiatives for growth. Martin promised to […]

What the Extreme-Right May be Planning

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

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 […]

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 […]

Who is Behind the ‘Think Tanks’?

  A recently published report from the ‘think tank’ Policy Exchange sets out what they would like to see in the King’s Speech. We have rarely seen such superficial and […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Silver Blaze is one of Conan-Doyle’s best-loved stories: Sherlock Holmes has to solve a killing and find a missing race-horse – and of course he does both. At one point […]

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