Tag Archives: austerity

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. The audacity of hope vs the cowardice of fear


    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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  4. Why public finances cannot be compared to personal finances


    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Why Ed Balls is a loss to politics


    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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