Economy

National parties no more

28 February 2015 14:10

All the election forecast models agree, the next election result is going to be remarkably tight. On these models, neither…

If Greece leaves the euro could others follow?

19 February 2015 16:43

Germany wants nothing less than an unconditional surrender from the new Greek government. It is hard to draw any other…

Greece isn’t the only country that wants to leave the euro

19 February 2015 16:13

With EU budget talks breaking down on Monday night, there was, for a time, an outside chance that Greece would…

Inflation sinks to a record low — and is set to fall even further

17 February 2015 12:50

Inflation fell to 0.3 per cent in January, the lowest level since records began in 1989. As the above chart…

Seven times Labour has previously launched a plan for the economy

16 February 2015 15:35

The Labour vs. Conservative battle of economic plans is heating up. Ed Miliband is launching a 79-page Better Plan for…

This time next year Greece will be out of the euro or Syriza will be out of power

5 February 2015 16:06

There has been much interest in the European Central Bank making a new call on Greek government bonds, saying that…

‘Boring is good’ Cameron tells Tory MPs

13 January 2015 20:17

David Cameron and George Osborne addressed Tory MPs this evening. The meeting was to update the Tory parliamentary party on…

Read the two election campaign dossiers from Labour and the Tories

5 January 2015 14:57

There’s 121 days to go till the General Election and the two main parties have released reports attacking each others…

Cameron avoids a New Year slip-up

4 January 2015 13:50

In 2010, David Cameron stumbled in his first New Year broadcast interview over the Tory plans for a married couple’s…

PMQs: Cameron and Miliband clash on the economy

17 December 2014 13:55

Today’s PMQs was the last one before the holidays. But there was not much Christmas cheer on display. Cameron and…

It’s beginning to feel a lot like a General Election

15 December 2014 10:27

David Cameron is talking about the ‘great, black, ominous cloud’ that Labour’s economic plans would put over the British economy.…

Why both the Tories and Labour now want a fight on the economy

14 December 2014 10:01

Tomorrow, in a sign of how keen the Tories are to keep the political debate focused on it, both David…

What we learnt from Miliband’s Big Speech, with no Big Announcement

11 December 2014 14:41

Ed Miliband’s speech on reducing the deficit has attracted a fair bit of criticism for not telling us very much…

The three Tory vulnerabilities Osborne is hoping to shut down

4 December 2014 12:04

In the last few days, George Osborne has moved to close down three Tory vulnerabilities ahead of the election campaign.…

David Cameron and George Osborne still the most trusted on the economy

2 December 2014 18:10

Good news for the Tories: a new ComRes poll confirms that David Cameron and George Osborne are the most trusted pair…

What Tory MPs remember from their away day

2 November 2014 12:21

Two things have stuck in Tory MPs’ minds from their away. The first, that painting of George Osborne. The second,…

PMQs: Immigration arguments mean Ukip won the session without asking a question

29 October 2014 13:00

Ed Miliband chose one of his medleys of things that have gone wrong for today’s Prime Minister’s Questions. There were…

David Cameron and Ken Clarke clash over Ukip and immigration

19 October 2014 11:15

Ken Clarke is one of the biggest beasts left in the Tory jungle. He had been a fixture in every…

Labour’s NHS strategy – tax tobacco, save the cancer patients

18 October 2014 13:22

Labour wants the next election to be about the NHS, one of their strongest issues. Party strategists have been struck…

The European market hangover – bad news is bad news again

17 October 2014 14:04

In the latest Spectator, Liam Halligan takes a sobering look at European markets bearing the brunt of sanctions against Russia.…