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Posts Tagged: Fiscal Policy
Suella Fernandes, James Frayne, Hannah David, Ryan Shorthouse, Andrew Allison and others give their verdict.
Having two major fiscal events a year creates uncertainty and tempts Chancellors to pursue gimmicks.
If they became independent, it would require drastic action to balance the books.
Circumstances have conspired to prevent Britain discovering what unrestrained Osbornism would be like.
The first article in our new series looks at the financial risks of voting to stay in the EU.
The Government finds itself boxed in by its own decisions.
The Labour leadership always said they would display their socialist beliefs proudly. Now Osborne is giving them the chance – and it’s proving messy.
Plus: the four things Labour must do to get back into the game.
Labour MPs want Mayors to gain the power to run up debts. Tories want greater local fiscal autonomy. They’re both right.
We should never forget Herbert Stein’s Law – “if something cannot go on forever, it will stop”.
Who should make the big economic policy decisions? You’ll never guess what these economists recommend…
Before ceding further control to the “technocracy”, we ought to examine its track record – especially in regard to economic matters.
The misleading and flawed pitch for trust on the public finances was added at the last minute – and it’s the only really new bit of the whole thing.