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Nick Clegg trashes Liam Fox’s economic policy demands

During yesterday’s Radio 4 interview with Nick Clegg there was a feisty exchange over why so much time in the interview was being taken up with the details of when and to who Jeremy Hunt should next answer questions to about his conduct, rather than issues such as the state of the economy.

Certainly the media loves investigatory process stories. Not only the Clegg interview but the subsequent coverage of it neglected the economy, even though Clegg had some choice words to say about former minister Liam Fox:

Martha Kearney: Liam Fox recently accused the Liberal Democrats of being a brake on

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Opinion: Dr. Balls makes the right diagnosis, offers the same old failed prescriptions

Leading commentators on the political economy must have been flattered to hear many of their principles and policies given lip service by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls this week in his speech to the Labour party conference. Flattered only to be deceived, sadly, as lip service is all he paid; underneath the rhetorical support for a reformed political economy promoted by the likes of Will Hutton, the Institute for Public Policy Research, Ha-Joon Chang and others, Balls’ prescription for the UK economy amounts to little more than tinkering with the same old policy levers that haven’t worked in the past.

Mr. …

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    Matthew Huntbach / James Fowler The idea of moving into the gap left by the Tories (which isn't imho a straight right/left issue) is problematised...
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    @ Matthew - interesting points, thank you.
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    If you are happy to pay UK income tax and capital gains on your overseas money then you should have the right to vote, if...
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    I agree with these comments too. It’s vital that we choose a leader to do the job of leading the party, and performance in detailed,...
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    A good read. This valid bottom up view needs to be addressed with a strategic response. This is a human rights matter. What does it...