Monthly Archives: February 2014

UK policy: trapped behind the yield curve

If you want to understand why all of the major UK political parties are committing to essentially the same fiscal strategy, i.e. reducing borrowing to zero by the end of the next parliament, then you’re going to have to understand … Continue reading

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Why WellFair Works Fair

The welfare debate has become confused and poisonous. We are firmly in the territory of “deserving” versus “undeserving” poor, when the real issue is affordability. As all advanced societies start to grapple with the challenge of how to run a … Continue reading

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BBCQT 2014.02.13

Q: why does it take flooding in the Thames Valley before the Westminster village wakes up to a problem? A: because we don’t have a functional democratic system in this country. What we need is more devolved power and control … Continue reading

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BBCQT 2014.02.06

Q: Should people accused of rape be given anonymity prior to charge or conviction? A: Same rules should apply as other cases, before charge yes but after charge and before conviction the judge should make a decision about what is … Continue reading

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BBCQT 2014.01.30

Q: Will the revival of the 50p tax rate lead to the wealthiest individuals leaving the UK?  A: No, the revival of a 50p rate will not lead to the wealthiest individuals leaving the UK, they have already left the … Continue reading

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