Michael Jacobs is visiting professor in the Department of Political Science / School of Public Policy at UCL and at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. He is co-editor of the Political Quarterly

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The Staggers
12 March 2013
With growth in the British economy so anaemic, you would have thought George Osborne would welcome it wherever it could...
The Staggers
19 January 2013
We are living through not one but two crises of capitalism. The first one – the economic crisis which has...
Ideas
02 July 2001
This may come as a surprise, but Labour's first term was marked by a fierce ideological battle. I do not mean a battle...
Politics
11 June 2001
Why did Labour promise not to raise income tax rates during the coming parliament? As soon as it ruled out one kind of...
Politics
05 March 2001
Feel like you need a holiday? It would hardly be surprising. If you're in work, and discounting any annual leave, the...
Politics
29 January 2001
Local government has a crisis of credibility. Under 18 years of Tory rule, councils were stripped of powers and funding...
Ideas
27 November 2000
How do you feel about paying tax? I met someone the other day who told me that he loved filling in his annual tax...
Politics
13 November 1998
Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge makes an unlikely green hero. Chairman of British Airways (one of the biggest companies...