Plan A

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What Labour wishes the OECD said about Plan A – and what it actually said

29 May 2013 19:46

Labour is apparently thrilled with the OECD’s assessment of the UK economy, released today. The think tank cut its growth…

Voters didn't like Plan A when it had George Osborne's name attached. Picture: Getty

Voters: It’s not Plan A, it’s Osborne

14 March 2013 17:52

A fascinating poll result from Ipsos MORI today. They ask, essentially, whether people agree with the government’s ‘Plan A’ or…

"I'd like to get you on a slow boat to China"

Liam Fox’s Plan A++

11 March 2013 20:31

It’s been a day of competing economic prescriptions from two doctors: Vince Cable  (‘debt’s so cheap it’d be rude not…

Have the coalition partners been honest on deficit reduction? Photo: Getty Images.

Fisking the coalition’s deficit-reduction boast

7 January 2013 17:10

‘We have reduced the deficit by a quarter in just two years’ — the coalition’s mid-term review. True. But when…

The panel from last night's Spectator debate on whether George Osborne's economic plan is working.

The View from 22 – Battle of the Chancellors special

30 October 2012 14:26

The Spectator hosted a packed-out debate last night on the motion — ‘George Osborne isn’t working: we need a Plan B’ — and…

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Battle of the Chancellors: hope v fear

30 October 2012 11:09

At the Spectator debate on the economic consequences of Mr Osborne last night, Andrew Neil repeated JK Galbraith’s line that…

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George Osborne isn’t working, we need a Plan B

27 October 2012 16:57

Although sometimes implied in public debates, deficit reduction and growth are not alternatives. Both are essential for Britain’s prosperity and…

Two ex-Chancellors will soon be debating whether George Osborne's economic strategy has failed. We'll be running debates on Coffee House this week as a warm-up.

‘Plan B’ is not the answer

17 October 2012 15:29

Is George Osborne’s plan working? You can see why his enemies are circling. If you take his own definition –…

Two ex-Chancellors will soon be debating whether George Osborne's economic strategy has failed. We'll be running debates on Coffee House this week as a warm-up.

Why George Osborne’s ‘Plan A’ has failed – and what to do next

16 October 2012 16:15

Does George Osborne need to adopt a Plan B? This will be the topic for a Spectator debate a week…

The vote in Spain

20 November 2011 17:31

The expected triumph of the centre-right Popular Party in today’s Spanish elections promises to have some interesting consequences for British…