Contractors have already begun to deploy their experience and infrastructure in offshore wind. More needs to follow in terms of wave and tidal power.
Also: Brown calls for the nationalisation of unprofitable North Sea oil fields; and Northern Ireland braces for the bite of austerity.
Jim Murphy’s performance. The SNP’s new members. Salmond’s demands. Turnout. And the new devolution proposals.
Osborne’s stamp duty reform gets a thumbs-up. But reaction to other measures is more mixed – and deep concern about the deficit remains.
The Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee on the effects of ring-fencing; his opposition to HS2, and why the Scots should keep the proceeds of North Sea Oil.
Security and stable prices are best achieved by concentrating on one or two areas and doing them well.
Yes, interest rates are bound to rise. But I am optimistic about the economy – though we still need, as ever, to boost the savings rate.
The choice is between the Conservatives and Labour – and only we can deliver real gains for Britain.
The English deserve a voice to protect their financial and democratic rights, too.
So, no triple dip recession, then – and maybe no double dip either, once the final figures are sorted out…. Read more »