Tag Archives: deficit

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 5 Challenges for David Cameron

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    May 10, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    1) Delivering a manifesto that may have been designed for coalition – I wasn’t there when the manifesto was written obviously, …
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  4. How should I vote tomorrow? 2 – the Parties

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    May 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The problem for me is that I know too much. It is not a matter of conceit,  but a fact …
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  5. The Labour pledge card is a “no hard choices” list of incrementally more progressive Miss World statements

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    March 16, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    I have a friend who is a lifelong Labour Party supporter. At the next election he is not only intending to …
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  6. Labour can win on the economy if they can explain why ‘their’ type of economic growth is better

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    January 15, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Much has been made of the Institute of Fiscal Studies’ calculation that Labour’s plans for the future would mean that …
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  7. Why deciding if the deficit really has been halved depends on your political view

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    January 5, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Conservatives ‘fired the starting gun’ on the election campaign last Friday by unveiling a poster. Under the slogan “Let’s …
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  8. 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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  9. Miliband’s deficit cutting plan is late, but better than never

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    December 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The trouble with the speech Ed Miliband gave  yesterday on how Labour would reduce the deficit is not that it …
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  10. Labour need to cease and desist their self-destructive line of attack on the deficit and debt

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    December 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    UK budget deficit as % of GDP When you have to rely on the public not understanding Economics to make …
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  11. 5 thoughts about George Osborne’s Autumn Statement/Pre-election bribe

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    December 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    1. So, er…apparently there’s an election soon? I say this with a wink because this was essentially a pre-election budget. …
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  12. 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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