30 years on from Black Wednesday | Could it happen again?

Maggie Thatcher once memorably claimed “the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money” During the credit crunch we discovered that deregulated free market capitalism had exactly the same problem, just on a much bigger scale. This week is the 30th Anniversary of Black Wednesday when HMG raised interest rates… Read More 30 years on from Black Wednesday | Could it happen again?

Nightmare Trump Art 3 | It’s not going away

America is heading towards the mid-terms with the Republicans hoping to take both Houses, and almost certainly attempt to impeach Biden in revenge for Trump’s double impeachment. They also plan to stage investigations into Merrick Garland, Anthony Fauci, Hunter Biden’s laptop and the whereabouts of Loch Ness Monster. I put a couple of quid on… Read More Nightmare Trump Art 3 | It’s not going away

National Care Service | Good politics, bad policy

Party Conference season approaches, and Labour will be starting to flesh out the policies on which they will fight the next general election. With the Conservative Party committed to a toxic mix of snobbery and Thatcherism there is lots of room for Labour to develop some really exciting ideas, aspirational, egalitarian, pro-business, anti-corruption. Their recent… Read More National Care Service | Good politics, bad policy