George Osborne’s austerity plan – now abandoned by the Tories – was the most costly macroeconomic policy mistake since the 1930s.
Investors and pension savers have taken the initial hit, but cash savers could lose out too.
First-time buyers could have a chance to buy in Brexit Britain, but only if they have a good job.
“The Bank has put in place extensive contingency plans.”
In short: no. And agricultural subsidies, development funding for poorer areas and scientific research wouldn’t disappear in the event of Brexit, so the UK government would still bear those costs.
Labour needs to focus on the economic cost of Brexit, not make promises they can't keep.
The Brexit proposal springs from panic and would certainly be terrible news for Britain’s economy – but it carries a threat even greater than that.
Either you accept the costs of Brexit and absolute border control or you find a way to win support for immigration. It's not hard.
The benefits of growth are more unfairly distributed than ever, says Neil James.
Andrew Harrop plots a path from here to there.
I believe we are in a position not dissimilar to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: do we jump and hope it doesn’t kill us, or stay put and hope to dodge the bullets.
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