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Duncan warns of oil price rise and King of future financial crisis

5 March 2011 1:31

There are two important political interviews in today’s papers, Alan Duncan in The Times and Mervyn King in the Telegraph.…

Inflation: how the nightmare will continue

25 February 2011 18:10

Each month, inflation numbers come out and seem to surprise everyone – except the chosen few who have access to…

Balls’ shrill attack on King

18 February 2011 18:49

Ed Balls’ irresponsible attack on Mervyn King is a clearly calculated attempt to undermine the Bank of England for Balls’…

Why we need a rate rise

15 February 2011 13:41

Now that today’s inflation figures are up, to a predictable and predicted 4.0 percent on CPI and 5.2 percent on…

Inflation up again

15 February 2011 9:39

CPI inflation running at four percent, twice the bank’s target level is a problem for the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy…

Despite the difficulties, Project Merlin isn’t at all bad

9 February 2011 15:50

Bankers make estate agents look popular and so any government deal with bankers that doesn’t involve kicking them is politically…

King’s credibility is faltering

7 February 2011 18:09

We at The Spectator have not had much company in criticising Mervyn King for the failure of his monetary policy.…

Miliband can’t credibly complain about both inflation and growth

18 January 2011 18:27

Today’s shocking inflation figures have sparked a fascinating debate. I laid out my take earlier, and I thought CoffeeHousers may…

The inflation crisis deepens

18 January 2011 10:33

How big does inflation have to get before our politicians admit that it’s a problem? Once again, it has “surprised”…

King’s inflation nation

13 January 2011 12:14

If Mervyn King and his team are trying to deal with Britain’s debt crisis by letting inflation rip, I do…

From the archives: Protesting the price hikes

7 January 2011 12:35

The week began with grim projections about petrol prices, and has been coloured by the twin topics of tax and…

King’s ransom

7 January 2011 9:36

How much bigger does Britain’s inflation have to become before Mervyn King realises it’s a problem? The VAT rise should…

The "progressive coalition" cuts its teeth

15 September 2010 16:31

Trust Bob Crow to turn down the charm. Explaining why he was boycotting Mervyn King’s address to the TUC today,…

Osborne needs to hold the line

11 August 2010 9:05

Even governors can be wrong. The Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report is expected to downgrade its original growth forecasts…

A good war

17 June 2010 10:35

As Allister Heath notes in City AM this morning, Mervyn King has had a good war. Well, not so much…

Darling pulls a fast one

16 June 2010 12:51

Alistair Darling has just forced George Osborne to the dispatch box to explain the regulatory measures that he will announce…

Osborne’s inflationary problem

18 May 2010 12:00

Only a week into his new job, and George Osborne has already had to exchange letters with Mervyn King about…

An economic coalition makes political sense

4 May 2010 18:54

If you believe, as most people probably do, that Robert Chote of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Mervin King…

An interview packed with Brownies

26 February 2010 15:00

Brownies galore in our PM’s interview with the Economist. So many, in fact, that I thought I do a quick…

The Old Lady is becoming more pessimistic

4 February 2010 19:47

Faisal Islam, Channel 4’s economic correspondent,  is one of the journalists who best understands what the Bank of England’s institutional…