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Simon Wren-Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He blogs at mainlymacro.
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.
In much of Britain, Conservative privatisation produced monopolies that reduced services, while London and other European cities prosper with more regulation.
Brexit and those pushing for it have displayed almost every element of Müller-style populism.
Pro-Brexit parties are trumping anti-Brexit parties in the polls. The problem is that the Labour vote is mostly made up of Remainers.
The press does not just reflect the attitudes of its readers, it creates and shapes them.