Economy

Stephen Green’s double-dip warnings

7 September 2010 12:02

The Big Tent just got a little bit bigger with the appointment of Stephen Green as trade minister. As most…

What you need to know ahead of the Spending Review: the Canadian experience

4 September 2010 15:11

This is the latest of our posts with Reform looking ahead to the Spending Review. The first six posts were…

Balls’ pitch for the shadow chancellorship

27 August 2010 9:16

If there’s one observation to make about Ed Balls’s speech this morning it’s that it’s punchy stuff. His main point…

The double dip predictions

24 August 2010 9:21

Hark, there seems to be a lot of noise about a double dip recession at the moment – added to,…

Osborne emerges from the shadows

17 August 2010 9:04

George Osborne has been quiet these past few weeks, tussling with ministers desperate to preserve some of their budget from…

What to do with the defeated?

13 August 2010 14:49

One of the challenges facing the next Labour leader will be what to do with Ed Balls. Balls, as he…

Where are the cuts?

12 August 2010 17:59

John Redwood has entered the debate with a unique argument: spending isn’t being cut. He points to figures in the…

This is no time for salami slicing

11 August 2010 17:56

You can often achieve a lot more by doing things a bit at a time rather than attempting one bold…

To Labour’s successors…

11 August 2010 14:24

Following this morning’s coalition press conference, the Tories’ have released this video: Labour’s Legacy. It’s effective, especially in view of…

The government’s transparent approach to worklessness

11 August 2010 10:45

Sometimes hope lies in the details. Take this morning’s press release from the DWP, for instance. On the surface, it…

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…

Ominous signs in the housing market – but Osborne must remain undaunted

10 August 2010 16:24

Are we on the verge of a double-dip in housing? The graph above, courtesy of Citi, certainly looks ominous enough.…

Cable’s 50-50 warning

9 August 2010 14:09

As compliments go, there’s something slightly backhanded about Vince Cable’s claim that, “Having worked with [the Tories] at close quarters,…

Maintaining the private sector motor

9 August 2010 9:27

There’s a lot of economic speculation swirling around the Westminster washbowl at the momment, but little of it is as…

Cameron makes the cuts more presentable

8 August 2010 11:07

David Cameron’s neatly-constructed article in the Sunday Times (£) perfectly typifies the balancing act he is performing ahead of this…

Tyrie asserts himself once again

2 August 2010 19:20

Few MPs have made quite so many waves recenty as last year’s Spectator backbencher of the year, Andrew Tyrie. Under…

Getting credit flowing will be one of the coalition’s toughest challenges

1 August 2010 16:03

In interview with the Sunday Telegraph today, George Osborne stresses that the banks have got to start lending again –…

Beating up the ASBO

28 July 2010 13:33

Theresa May has taken the truncheon to the previous government’s rather singular anti-social behaviour policy. The ASBO, of which more…

David Cameron is not cutting it with India’s media

28 July 2010 12:26

The British press has worked itself into a gibbering mass of excitement about Cameron’s visit to India. The Indian press…

Dave’s pageant is all very well, but India wants to talk immigration

27 July 2010 16:56

In 1690, Thomas ‘Diamond’ Pitt led an opulent delegation of the East India Company’s Madras factors, bearing their wares, to the Nawab of…