Author Archives: James Richardson

Let’s Replace the Tories!

I can see three possible conclusions to the Brexit debacle. First, we’ll crash out the EU without a deal. Second, Brexit will become untenable and we’ll have to end up staying in the EU. And third, we’ll be stuck in a transitional limbo with a debilitated leadership and endless bureaucratic wrangling that may further weaken our economy and global reputation. Nevertheless, if we ever get through this mess, we will most certainly hit rock bottom. However good this imaginary deal might be, relations with our European partners will have been broken beyond repair. We need to prepare ourselves for any …

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    @David Raw Thanks for highlighting Skidelsky's paper. Lets be clear the coalition was the biggest period of Keynesian economics EVER in Britain's history. The biggest...
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    David I was active in politics in my early teens so at that time ! A few terrible people no more make the reputation of...
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    I drove past Creeting St Peter on Sunday. There was a sign to a place called Creeting Bottoms. The mind boggles.
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    @ Michael BG "As a liberal I am an optimist...." You'd have to be to contemplate that the EU would ever reform itself along the...
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    @JoeB, French unemployment rose in the late 70's as Keynesian economics was replaced by more neoliberal /ordoliberal monetarist economics. France also then started to try...
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    Just to add more balance and perspective on the Coalition years Education policies, as well as the Pupil Premium policy the Lib Dems managed to...