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Jean Claude Juncker and David Cameron at Chequers. (Image: Getty).

Why David Cameron should take his time with the EU referendum

26 May 2015 13:23

Exhilarating, isn’t it? A referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is at hand. For the first time in a generation, there’s a real possibility that Britain might… Continue reading

Preceding each sustained fall in GDP (red line) since 1971 there has been a sharp increase in money and credit (blue line).

A credit boom before each bust

14 January 2014 13:24

Here is a graph that shows the four economic downturns Britain has been through (red lines) over the past forty years. What I find strking is that each downturn was preceded… Continue reading

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Toryism’s trip back to the 70s

17 October 2013 11:34

Remember Ted Heath’s greatest hits of the 70s? Riding high in the charts was his ‘prices and incomes policy’. Followed by ‘state subsidies’ and ‘picking the winners’. And who can… Continue reading

Tribune, the left-wing mag, wants more free access to the Tory autumn conference.

iDemocracy and a new model party

15 July 2013 11:15

The Conservative party is a bit like HMV, the bankrupt music business. For years, just like HMV, we were market leaders. We won 44 per cent of the vote in… Continue reading

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Let’s have iMembers in our parties and really change politics

9 July 2013 18:08

Ed Miliband got it right. Faced with a fiasco in Falkirk, where the trade union, Unite, attempted to fix the Parliamentary selection process, the Labour leader has come out on… Continue reading

Beppe Grillo

Why I love Beppe Grillo

28 February 2013 12:54

‘Crazy Italians!’ you might think.  Offered the choice between Bunga Bunga Berlusconi, an ex-Communist and a Brussels stooge, one in four of them went and voted for a stand up… Continue reading