Professor of Economics
ICYMI: The UK’s place in the world In a world of trade wars, can the UK prosper without protection from a major country or union?
New post: The left needs to campaign for social liberalism "Powell advocated a policy of voluntary repatriation for immigrants and their descendants. Today we have selective but involuntary repatriation."
This will become an acid test for the BBC. Both the OBR and IFS think there is no Brexit dividend - it is a politically motivated fiction. If the BBC starts routinely talking about the Brexit dividend as if it really exists then they really will have become the Brexit BC.
Apparently the Prime Minister quoted me saying about Labour's 2017 manifesto "the numbers did not add up" In fact I said "Let us suppose the IFS was correct" and examined consequences. I have never taken a view on whether they did/didn't add up. If that is what she said, she lied
This is so important. See this study that suggests UKIP support followed media coverage rather than vice versa We saw the same with Trump. The media has to stop pretending they have no influence.
Thread on Corbyn's speech today, having now seen summary sent to press and 'check against delivery' version. The section that has attracted interest is "A key sentence is “For the last 40 years, a magical kind of thinking has dominated the way Britain is run. We’ve been 1/n
Depressing. There is an academic consensus that we need a lot more public investment across most major countries. There is also a recognised shortage of safe assets like government debt. Why do these scare stories get through to those who have a responsibility to know better?