Tag Archives: fiscal policy

  1. The Cost of Corbyn – the lies and false assumptions prove the @Conservatives are scared

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    November 14, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Conservative Party’s assessment of Labour’s spending plans betray a massive lack of confidence in themselves. They are full of …
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  2. Why interest rates should rise now

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    November 2, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Economies work in cycles. Yes yes I know Gordon a Brown said he had abolished Boom and Bust, but in …
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  3. Corbyn’s rhetoric sounds good, but does it help those most in need?

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    June 29, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Jeremy Corbyn’s ability to receive rapturous applause in an echo chamber whilst saying exactly what people want to hear continues …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Tories’ Tax promise speaks volumes about..Tory promises

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    May 1, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Before the 2010 election, the Conservatives said that they wouldn’t raise VAT should they be in government after it. They …
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  7. 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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  8. Left wing supply side policies – Why and how Labour CAN be socially democratic without money.

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    February 28, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    In a wonderful article in Prospect Magazine, the Labour peer Stewart Wood, a key advisor to Ed Miliband, has explained …
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  9. Day one and Labour quickly falls into Tories’ austerity trap

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    January 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Amongst the astonishingly negative start to the General Election campaign yesterday, as the Tories said that Labour would crash the …
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  10. Deflation stalks the UK – why we should worry

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    December 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Normally, you would expect the announcement that inflation has fallen as far down as 1% to be greeted with joy. …
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  11. Why has the fall in unemployment led to a FALL in tax receipts?

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    October 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In a fascinating article for the Times (click here to read), Ed Conway, the economics editor of Sky News, raises …
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  12. Kansas tax cuts show that the Laffer curve works both ways

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    September 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Being a great fan of seeing economic theory in action, I can’t help revelling in watching what is happening in …
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  13. Balls says most of us are worse off than in 2010, the Tories’ response is simple yet probably effective

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    August 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In a speech the other day Ed Balls decided to channel that famous leftie Ronald Reagan when he asked the …
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  14. 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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