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Simon Wren-Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He blogs at mainlymacro.
The promise of tax cuts and higher spending is not designed to help the economy but to retain Tory support amid the chaos of a no-deal Brexit.
The economic segregation between dynamic cities and stagnant towns means social attitudes are shaped by class.
A Corbyn-led government could ensure Brexit ends with a whimper rather than the drama of another referendum.
As prime minister, the Conservative frontrunner would gradually erode norms with a joke and a smile.
Contrary to the claims of supporters of Modern Monetary Theory, the party’s policy does not mandate austerity.
The electoral maths now clearly shows that opposing Brexit offers the party the best chance of winning the next election.
Remainers should focus on winning over marginal voters, not those it cannot hope to convince.
When you flirt with the tools of the far right, you are in great danger of getting into bed with them.
Labour cannot bring the country together with any kind of deal, because a large majority will always hate the deal it has done.
When the media treats knowledge as just another opinion, democratic safeguards against incompetence are endangered.