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Tax cuts are what we need, not interest rate tinkering

14 July 2016 10:35

The national obsession with the Bank of England base rate is beginning to make my blood boil. If low interest…

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury for the House of Commons to deliver the his Autumn statement, on November 25, 2015 in London, England.

This is not the end of ‘austerity’ – the IFS verdict on George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

26 November 2015 13:45

This is not the end of ‘austerity’. A swathe of departments will see real terms cuts. On the other hand…

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Exclusive: Where the next generation of MPs think the burden of cuts should fall

16 April 2015 16:16

What do the next generation of MPs think with regards to public services, government spending and taxes? Coffee House has…

U.K. Chancellor Of The Exchequer George Osborne Delivers Autumn Budget Statement

The Tories aren’t planning to run a £23 billion surplus in 2019/20

7 December 2014 13:35

All the talk about the ‘colossal’ cuts to come if the Tories win re-election has been predicated on the assumption…

Protesters marching against cuts in Newcastle. Photo: PA.

Newcastle Labour leader founds a big society

18 February 2013 15:27

Labour’s Nick Forbes is a great pioneer of austerity. As leader of Newcastle City Council he bravely decided to shut…

Maria Miller: upsetting the arts. Photo: Getty Images.

Arts cuts? What arts cuts?

28 November 2012 22:51

Luvvies have never really liked Tory governments. Poor Tracey Emin was nearly lynched by the arts crowds when she had…

Ed Miliband addresses the TUC rally in Hyde Park today. Photo: Anthony Devlin/WPA-Pool/Getty Images

It isn’t Miliband’s anti-austerity message that should worry the Tories but his pitch for small business support

20 October 2012 19:19

Ed Miliband’s speech to the anti-cuts rally today was well-pitched. The lines about how any government would have to make…

Miliband is marching to the wrong drum

26 March 2011 15:46

Ed Miliband’s decision to address today’s anti-cuts march is a strategic mistake. It makes him look like the tribune of…

Expect the unexpected

13 December 2010 20:22

Peter Kellner has an interesting comment piece up on the YouGov site about how we are in the unusual position…

Cameron, more ideological than he appears

2 October 2010 12:31

The Tory conference in Birmingham is the last big political event before the cuts come. After the 20th, every time…

Pickles axes the Audit Commission

13 August 2010 21:07

Eric Pickles’ decision to scrap the Audit Commission is further evidence that Pickles is the minister prepared to move quickest…