Tag Archives: economy

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Osborne Voodoonomics


The Chinese stock market bubble has burst and China has had its own “Black Monday” (on 23 August).  Its economic growth is slowing down and... Read More
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Carney-age at the Bank


As the Bank of England dumped a data reservoir of cold water over Osborne’s claims of a ‘motoring’ economy and economic miracle, the Governor is... Read More
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Wages growth mirage


Wages are expected to grow at the fastest rate since before the crash, many newspapers reported earlier this week. It’s good news on the surface,... Read More
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Down below zero


  Deflation, slow growth, pay in the doldrums, household debt on the rise, productivity stagnant. Can we survive more austerity?     So prices in... Read More
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Still waiting


When chancellor George Osborne gave his speech to outline the government’s budget earlier this month, he hailed the UK’s supposedly growing economy, calling it the... Read More
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Half a job George


“Mr Speaker, I have failed”, Chancellor George Osborne will tell the Commons on budget day. “Because I have failed we need five more years of... Read More
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Zero hours nation


Zero-hours contracts are on a worrying upward trajectory, according to figures released today (February 25) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).   Comparing the... Read More
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Bogus recovery


Chancellor George Osborne repeated himself like a broken record yesterday (January 28), saying the “recovery was on track,” after new figures released showing growth last... Read More