Tag Archives: budget deficit

  1. 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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  2. Labour debt-pointers are risking their party’s economic credibility again

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    May 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I actually can’t take it anymore. It is economically illiterate and it is self-defeating and it has to stop. It …
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  3. How Labour should respond to Osborne’s plan to legislate for budget surpluses during growth

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    June 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

       Given I have been stating for a while now that Labour should not have arrived at the 2008 recession, …
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  4. Why Labour would gain from explaining why they overspent in Government

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    May 18, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

     The candidates for the Labour Party leadership are already  organising themselves into two groups on Labour’s economic record when …
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  5. Why even pointing out the Government’s economic failures hurts Labour

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    December 18, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    On Monday what looked like a rather arcane economics spat broke out between the Conservatives and Labour. Once again, it …
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  6. Time for George Osborne to come clean about where the cuts will fall

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    December 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

      Me thinks he doth protests too much. George Osborne has single-handedly managed to turn the tenor of the press …
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  7. 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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