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How best to boost growth? Coalition debate sees Tories argue for supply-side reforms, Lib Dems pushing for new ‘pension infrastructure fund’

As the OECD forecasts a sharp slowdown in global growth, the Coalition is re-examining old and new ideas to boost the economy here in the UK. And, judging by this report in The Guardian, the likely approach illustrates the impact of Lib Dem thinking within government…

The Coalition choice: Tory supply-side reforms OR…

One area that has been looked at to boost growth is supply-side reforms to free up the labour market, such as those championed by Conservative adviser Adrian Beecroft. The ‘Beecroft Report’ has urged radical reform, most controversially advocating the government to stimulate private industry to hire workers …

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    Well done Jamie! Perhaps James Graham's play, This House, could be mandatory viewing for all MPs - principles do matter.
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    "Would he have voted for the execution of Charles the First for High Treason?"... Bercow was only born in 1963, so he was only just...
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    @Alex Macfie Ed Davey May not have attended Eton or St Paul’s; but he certainly didn’t attend his local comprehensive either. His alma mater, Nottingham...
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    Ed Davey in his interview with the Electoral Reform Society commented "I always caution one little bit which is my tactics about making sure you...
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    @ Alex Macfie How long have you been involved in politics, Alex ? I ask simply to establish your experience of human nature with the...
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    Jenny. Barnes 6th Jun '20 - 2:06pm There was a tradition that the local electorate should decide on whether they wanted their MP to be...