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As Ed Miliband knows, the 50p tax rate will not fix a broken market

27 January 2014 15:52

Labour’s confirmation that it would restore the top tax rate to 50p was not that much of a surprise, Ed Miliband has always been clear that was what he wanted.… Continue reading

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The view from Davos: Man vs machine

26 January 2014 22:31

At Davos the choice each day is staggering:  in one single hour I could have gone to any one of nine different debates or workshops. Youth unemployment was a big… Continue reading

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Boris Johnson next to an ice sculpture representing London 2012 in Davos. Picture: Getty

The view from Davos: Boris Johnson’s economic adviser on infrastructure

26 January 2013 17:29

As the speaker for yesterday’s Davos British business leaders’ lunch, Boris Johnson had the audience in his hand in his usual colourful way. I grabbed his very new Chief Economic… Continue reading

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The opinion on Cameron's EU speech in Davos isn't as peachy as it is in the UK Image: Getty

The view from Davos: Cameron’s mad to talk about leaving the EU

25 January 2013 16:02

‘Cameron’s speech on Europe is badly timed; we must stop this endless European bickering when facing such huge worldwide political challenges’.  That’s the view of Neil Selby, the London-based Director… Continue reading

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Osborne needs to come up with radical growth policies, and soon

27 January 2012 11:26

When it comes to defending the free market, and making the case for fiscal sanity, there’s scarcely anyone better than David Cameron. He was on superb form in Davos yesterday,… Continue reading

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Dave in Davos

26 January 2012 14:50

Reading Cameron’s speech to the suits in Davos, one thing stands out: he’s in no mood to stop ‘lecturing’ the eurozone, as Nicolas Sarkozy would put it. The whole thing… Continue reading

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Much more than a networking event

3 February 2011 13:54

What’s the point of Davos? This is a question seldom addressed in the reports filed from the five-day “World Economic Forum” which ended on Sunday. Many speeches are made, many… Continue reading

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Cameron’s gloomy brand of optimism

28 January 2011 14:21

A weird, sprawling kind of speech from David Cameron in Davos this morning. It started off on an unusually, if expectedly, gloomy note: all talk of Europe’s debt-induced decline in… Continue reading

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