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It's time Henry had an umpire

Published in Business Spectator (Melbourne), 22 July 2010
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/MRRT-RSPR-Treasury-statistics-macroeconomics-pd20100720-7J7PX?OpenDocument

It is widely believed that former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once warned never to trust any statistics unless you had forged them yourself. 917 more words

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Simon Wren-Lewis: Labour Has the Better Macro Policy from 2015

While many, including George Monbiot, now believe that there is little substantive difference between the major parties, the Oxford economics professor Simon Wren-Lewis argues that this is a serious misconception because, as he says, … 1,466 more words

The Tory machine is gearing up to back Boris Johnson as the next leader - Telegraph

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This is an outstanding and insightful article by Peter Obone, the Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator. It’s a must-read. Check it out! 347 more words

Politics

GOVERNMENT AUSTERITY CUTS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT WITHOUT THOUGHT OR CARE. SO SAY TOP CIVIL SERVANTS WITH NO AXE TO GRIND. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT IN THIS GENERAL ELECTION YEAR?

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The Welfare State was hard won by generations of Britons before us. It is as much an inherited right as is the unearned income received by some from their inherited property and financial assets. 2,043 more words

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GOVERNMENT AUSTERITY CUTS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT WITHOUT THOUGHT OR CARE. SO SAY TOP CIVIL SERVANTS WITH NO AXE TO GRIND. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT IN THIS GENERAL ELECTION YEAR?

Reposted from Ripped off Britons.com

The Welfare State was hard won by generations of Britons before us. It is as much an inherited right as is the unearned income received by some from their inherited property and financial assets. 2,043 more words

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Osborne's Autumn statement reflects the Tory ambition to reduce State provision to rubble

Osborne’s austerity measures have achieved nothing, except deepening poverty, widening economic inequality, and destitution for the poorest and most vulnerable communities – and Osborne announced in his Autumn statement that we face at least four more years of it. 1,546 more words