20 March 2014
Painful progress at risk.
18 March 2014
How Britain is faring poorly.
17 January 2014
There was plenty of politics in Ed Miliband’s speech this morning. The Labour leader has an election to win and...
06 December 2013
Yesterday, George Osborne’s neoconservative plans were laid bare. Hidden amid all the other numbers, the Treasury...
16 October 2013
Labour must make a fundamental choice; whether to broadly accept George Osborne’s fiscal plans or commit to...
30 September 2013
George Osborne’s speech did little to answer the question that is at the heart of the Tories’ plans for the...
23 September 2013
The case for investment.
01 July 2013
As with most spending rounds in recent history, George Osborne’s announcements last week were as much about...
18 March 2013
In the build-up to the Budget, most of the debate has been on the here and now, with the Chancellor being urged to...
09 January 2013
With a little over two years until the next general election, Labour's objectives for economic reform feel...
05 December 2012
Autumn Statement wishlist.
01 October 2012
It’s become well known that Labour’s solid lead in the opinion polls is down mainly to the backing of left-...
24 September 2012
In this week's New Statesman, Richard Reeves, Nick Clegg's former strategy director, calls for a recasting of...
13 September 2012
This year’s US presidential election is a contest about the role of the state. Mitt Romney and his running-mate...
17 August 2012
This week’s employment statistics offered a rare piece of good news amid the economic gloom. Not for the first...