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...
07 August 2012
Labour MPs can this morning bask in the glory of a fine tactical victory. The party's refusal to smooth the...
22 June 2012
Immigration played a key part in Labour’s defeat in 2010, becoming the frame through which many people...
18 March 2012
The Fabian Society tells George Osborne what it wants to hear in the 2012 Budget. George Osborne has to get real about...
10 January 2012
When FTSE directors awarded themselves an average pay rise of 49 per cent the die was cast. Even the Conservatives had...
22 December 2011
The bleak economic news of recent weeks seems to have created far more uncertainty within Labour ranks than on the...