Stoppages in the private sector have exceeded those in the public sector, but the number of working days lost is far smaller.
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Plus: the consistent popularity of Fallon and Javid, and Crabb’s astonishing leap.
The number of working days lost to industrial action is 22 times smaller now than in the 1980s.
Newspapers are stuffed with polls about Europe and Corbyn. Have they forgotten the lessons of the general election? Or have things changed?
But it’s their quality that matters more.
There are developing space economies, just as there are developing economies.
Which raises the question: is it sustainable?
The Justice Secretary is going back on the policies introduced by his predecessor – and, indeed, on years of lazy political orthodoxy.
The average Conservative majority in seats where UKIP finished second is 18,328 votes.
Last week’s by-election in Oldham put a different complexion on their advances in May.
Just like last month, 71 per cent would vote to leave, whilst 24 per cent would vote to remain.
90 per cent now predict a majority after the next election.
Although, it should be noted, the rise has slowed in recent years.
IDS is top. May is up. And the Autumn Statement hasn’t revived Osborne’s fortunes.
Mortality rates have improved by 20 per cent over the past decade – but we shouldn’t stop there.