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Jonathan Portes is Professor of Economics and Public Policy, King’s College, London, and member of Global Future's advisory board
Today’s ONS migration figures show that fewer migrants are coming from the EU – but more from outside it are taking their place.
If it was indeed socialist to stop people from choosing to move where they want, to work, live, study or retire, then East Germany was an exemplar of socialism in practice.
It would take just days to construct a political declaration that dropped the UK’s red line and, instead, pointed towards staying in the single market.
The former civil service head wasn’t just one of the most powerful men in Whitehall. He was also one of the nicest.
Focusing on manufacturing ignores the fact that the vast majority of Brits work in the service industry.
At least seven errors have been identified in Adam Perkins’ research that found the “welfare state is warping the personality profile of the population”.
An honest conversation about the trade-offs of the options on offer is well overdue.
Project Fear Mark 2 is unlikely to work, even if the pessimists are right in the long term.
Rather, the former home secretary is using UK citizens as bargaining chips to reduce the rights of EU citizens.
...and what he got wrong.