It’s time for a personal debt moratorium

31 Mar

Rishi Sunak has rightly been praised for his swift and extensive support for employees. The Chancellor has also delivered roughly parallel measures for the self-employed — albeit with certain omissions. But that can’t be the end of it. Lessons must be learned from the 2008 financial crisis — in particular we must pay attention to […]

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5 Years Ago Rishi Forecast Government Would Be Paying Down the Debt, Now He’s Forecasting 30 Year Interest Rates

12 Mar

Rishi Sunak might have wished he maintained the Today Programme boycott this morning as Martha Kearney asked a line of questions from the right, accusing the Chancellor of being more like Gordon Brown than Margaret Thatcher with his high spending, high borrowing and high taxing. Ooof… Rishi defended the new borrowing and spending splurge on […]

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Daniel Hannan: £1 million? £1 billion? £1 trillion? McDonnell is relying on you not knowing the difference.

27 Nov

Labour is banking on our innumeracy. I don’t say that they are taking us for fools. Plenty of clever and educated people can’t process numbers on that scale.

How to make the British economy grow post-Brexit

28 Jul

It is still, of course, far from clear what the outcome of the Brexit negotiations will be. Whatever happens, however, the UK is going to be faced with some very crucial economic problems, regardless of the form that Brexit finally takes. For a start, the proportion of our national income which we invest in our […]

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