Tag Archives: government spending

  1. The folly of the Tories parking their tanks on Labour’s Government power lawn

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    June 3, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the aftermath of her loss to Donald Trump, some commentators pointed out that Hillary Clinton might have won had …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Why has the fall in unemployment led to a FALL in tax receipts?


    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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