Free market

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Uber is for Londoners. Black cabs are for tourists

11 June 2014 9:30

Black cab drivers are striking in London today because they are angry that Uber – a rival taxi service supported by Google – is undercutting their market. They will argue… Continue reading

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George Osborne adopts Labour’s language on markets

25 November 2013 8:55

Stella Creasy sees today’s announcement that the government does want to cap the cost of payday loan credit as a recognition that Labour was right to campaign on this issue… Continue reading

Peter Dawson

Who cares about HMV? Shopping has never been better. - Spectator Blogs

15 January 2013 13:45

How many people presently lamenting the demise of HMV (at least in its current incarnation) actually spent any money there these past, say, five years? Not too many, I suspect.… Continue reading


Adam Curtis Is At It Again

16 September 2011 18:26

  The great story-teller’s latest piece is a rum business indeed. Apparently: The guiding idea at the heart of today’s political system is freedom of choice. The belief that if… Continue reading


Calling all wonks

18 February 2011 16:38

With this government, it’s often hard to see the wood for the forests. But, overall, David Cameron is on the right side of a major battle over the very fundamentals… Continue reading