Philip Coggan

Philip Coggan


Economist columnist, opinions generally my own, typos always my fault. Author of Paper Promises, The Last Vote and The Money Machine

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New lockdown playlist We're Not Going on a Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard Papa, Don't Bleach - Madonna School's out forever - Alice Cooper From a Distance - Bette Midler

A flattening in the curve, but deaths are still 80% above the five-year average in the week to May 1

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Chilling detail from brilliant FT profile of Trump's handling of the pandemic

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Government bails out Transport for London with deal that requires increase in congestion charge, reduction in concessionary fees, thereby giving Tory candidate some campaign slogans for next year's mayoral election

If a pundit in the 1990s had predicted the UK government would be able to borrow money at negative yields while heading for a budget deficit of 15% of GDP, they would have been dismissed as a crank

This paragraph from the Sunday Times suggests a 1984-style attempt to rewrite the history of the government's response to the pandemic

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The Barnard castle answers are remarkable; only 8% think Cummings’s story is true. More Britons think the moon landings were faked than believe Cummings

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