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Posts Tagged: IMF
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
At home, our government’s motives will be questioned, and it will be accused of holding post-colonial attitudes borne of guilt or arrogance.
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.
Stephen Booth: Brexit and the economy. There are ups, there are downs. But whatever happens, our fundamentals remain strong.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.
Chloe Westley: A message to Remain politicians and their second referendum plot. Vote Leave Two would end your careers.
These politicians have no idea about the wave of contempt that will engulf them, just as they didn’t understand England outside the M25 in 2016.
The latter has never had the clout nor the resources required for it to do its ever-expanding task. It has had to play catch-up.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…
Downing Street may have briefed in advance that there’s no real comparison. But she will clearly play on it for all it’s worth.
“NATO – the cornerstone of the West’s defence”. The Prime Minister’s speech to the Republican Party Congress: full text
“Let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago.”
May warns Davos of globalisation’s downside – and “the cult of individualism”. Her speech: full text
“We need to recognise the way in which a more global and individualistic world can sometimes loosen the ties that bind our society together.”
Hammond’s debut. His big task is to persuade business that an Open Britain lies ahead after we leave the EU
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.
It has been where there is an air of panic and chaos, with a government forced to bow its knee to the markets, that there is real political damage.