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WTF? by Robert Peston – book review

Compelling, convincing and somewhat sweary

28 November 2019 · 1 Comment

A ‘post-war consensus’ for the 21st century

In the past, the future was something exciting, not scary.

16 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Gordon’s ghost still haunts Prince George

Osborne’s budget is a tribute to Machiavelli – and Brown Reaction to George Osborne’s Budget has been mixed. From some sections of the press there has been predictable delight that … Continue reading

14 July 2015 · Leave a comment

The lucky Chancellor

Was there ever a Chancellor as lucky as George Osborne? Possibly one: Gordon Brown, who inherited from Kenneth Clarke an economy ticking along very nicely, thank you. But Osborne’s luck … Continue reading

16 March 2015 · 2 Comments

Work fair?

The current debate about workfare and work experience is dishonest. It has probably been quite fun to be a certain kind of commentator over the last week, with the possibility … Continue reading

28 February 2012 · 2 Comments