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What would a 2019 People’s Budget look like?

Today is the 110th anniversary of the introduction of the People’s Budget by David Lloyd-George, then the Chancellor in the Liberal government of HH Asquith. Lloyd George’s aim was to wage “implacable warfare against poverty and squalidness” and to make poverty “as remote to the people of this country as the wolves which once infested its forests.” Backed up by radical policy in support of the Liberal welfare reforms, it was an example of what liberalism can do when it does not split the difference and sit on the fence. But 110 years on, our society faces a similar range …

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  • User AvatarPeter Martin 14th Jul - 1:59pm
    @ JoeB "At full employment, current spending (including depreciation) should be financed by tax receipts and investment spending financed by long-term bond issues." There's a...
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    not very good that the one re free school meals was embargoed till 10 pm the night before ( no idea why) and next morning...
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    2nd best pandemic prepared country in 2019. So what did happen from Jan 2019 to Jan 2020 beside Johnson's sad win at the polls (we...
  • User AvatarJoseph Bourke 14th Jul - 12:36pm
    The author makes a valid point about the plight of pensioners who retired overseas. Back in the 1970s there were many fewer such pensioners and...
  • User AvatarPaul Barker 14th Jul - 12:13pm
    Clearly the 18% rise cant be allowed to happen, there has to be a temporary fix. The Triple Lock has a limited shelf-life in any...