Tag Archives: austerity

  1. Explaining Moggmentum

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    August 7, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    It shouldn’t really be a possibility. As a response to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and his anti-elitism and screeds …
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  2. What is ‘anti-austerity’?

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    June 24, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are very few areas where proponents of a policy, or those who are against it, seem so incapable of …
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  3. This election was about education too

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    June 22, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Lots of focus has been put on the young vote and the old vote. The older vote might have been …
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  4. The audacity of hope vs the cowardice of fear

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    June 11, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The 2017 General Election campaign involved the rejection of Theresa’s May view of what 21st century Toryism should be. It …
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  5. Why public finances cannot be compared to personal finances

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    May 26, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Have you ever heard someone compare the public finances to personal finances? Have you ever heard the accusation that Labour …
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  6. Why tax credits are the sign that George Osborne has deficit desperation

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    November 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    We commonly assume that when a person is rooting around in the bins for food, they have reached a low …
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  7. The Greek government is learning what happens when you treat the public like children

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    May 19, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Good news, I have just received a mandate from my loyal subjects not to pay back my mortgage. In the …
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  8. Why Ed Balls is a loss to politics

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    May 15, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    In amongst the carnage last week was a result that made me sad. Ed Balls lost his seat in Morley …
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  9. Why what happens to Greece could decide our election

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    April 28, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    A few days ago, I ventured the opinion that foreign affairs don’t win General Elections. I was premature. There is one …
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  10. Will the main parties ever come clean about their actual tax and spending plans?

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    April 24, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday’s election news was dominated for a time by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (an independent think tank aiming to …
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  11. SNP manifesto – the longest ransom note in history

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    April 21, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So there we have it. The manifesto season has closed with the SNP’s manifesto, launched by the all-conquering Nicola Sturgeon. …
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  12. Grexit could be the human solution

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    February 15, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    At the end of an outstanding article by Hamish McRae on whether it would really matter if Greece left the …
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  13. Syriza coalition with Independent Greeks shows Tsipras refuses to accept he can’t control Economics

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    January 30, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s going to be a lot to write about Greece over the next few months. The inevitable result of a …
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  14. Now we know how much the SNP want a Tory government in the 2015 General election

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    November 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So, now we know how desperately the SNP want the Conservatives to hold the balance of power at the next …
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  15. Austerity 2 – you ain’t seen nothing yet

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    July 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The UK has one of the largest budget deficits in the world. The amount that our government spending exceeds our …
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  16. 50,000 people assembled in Parliament Square to protest against austerity: why wasn’t the BBC interested?

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    June 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Despite the complaints I have made about the dangers to pluralism in this country (click here and here), I am …
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