Category Archives: Economics

Conservatives: not so much about big business

David Cameron said something particularly interesting last week. It wasn’t that the next Conservative government will achieve full employment, support another 3 million apprenticeships, double free childcare, increase the percentage of GDP spent on infrastructure investment to more than Labour ever … Continue reading

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Futurists, sunshine and making the choice to have control of your sunny future

Ed Conway at Sky has just tweeted this graphic showing just how unusual it is for a pre-election Budget not to be a giveaway one. People largely expected a big rabbit to be plucked from the Chancellor’s hat. But – … Continue reading

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“The very stuff that makes life worth living”

Or why “Long-Term Economic Plan” message discipline isn’t enough…. To repeat that grossly (and slightly wrongly) over-quoted mantra from Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Bill (or rather his campaign strategist, James Carville) was right. The economy … Continue reading

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How Ceredigion can benefit from the long-term economic plan

This morning’s Today programme had one of their regular reports from 100 constituencies around the UK – today’s was about Ceredigion. It featured a variety of voices many of whom talked about their fears for the future of their community … Continue reading

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That big ‘Europe’ speech…

Did you miss the big speech on Europe? Fresh from pushing his followers towards a more liberal line on gay rights, it was David Cam – actually it was Pope Francis who made the most telling intervention on the future of … Continue reading

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