Ruth Porter
21 June 2010
1 comment

George Osborne has the chance to do something really radical tomorrow in his Budget statement. He must cut public spending to shore up Britain’s precarious economic situation – he has no...
Richard Wellings
12 June 2010
1 comment

●  Mark Littlewood discusses cutting public spending on BBC Newsnight (video).   ●  Philip Booth critiques the coalition’s plans on pensions.   ●  James...
Daniel J. Mitchell
8 June 2010

Adam Lyons
25 May 2010

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” This is the...
Len Shackleton
17 May 2010

This year I have been in a rather unusual demographic – both entitled (I didn’t claim it) to a winter fuel allowance of £250 as an over-60 and receiving a Child Trust Fund payment...
Mark Littlewood
6 May 2010

The next government of the United Kingdom will have to depart wildly from its manifesto commitments in order to rebuild the nation’s finances. In the closing stages of the election campaign,...
Oliver Marc Hartwich
5 May 2010

After months of agonising discussions, European leaders have agreed on a “solution” for the Greek crisis. Unfortunately, the joint efforts of the EU and the International Monetary Fund...
Philip Booth
4 May 2010

D. R. Myddelton
30 April 2010

My expectations of politicians, those “insidious and crafty animals”, are low. (Like Hayek, I find that over the course of a long life they have steadily gone down.) But in this general...
Philip Booth
28 April 2010

. It is rather difficult to redistribute that burden because marginal rates are so high right across the board it is difficult to see that they can be increased for any group. Some of the Lib Dems...
Philip Booth
15 April 2010

Now all three major parties have launched their manifestos it’s clear that no one is being honest about the true state of the country’s finances. The Conservative manifesto is scarcely...
Philip Booth
12 April 2010
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All three major parties are entering the election campaign with similar plans for cutting the deficit. The timing and magnitude of proposed deficit cuts are slightly different but all the plans...
Kristian Niemietz
2 April 2010

George Osborne’s announcement that he intends to reverse the increase in National Insurance Contributions has rightfully received applause from a number of business leaders, who called...
Terry Arthur
26 March 2010

This book is a must for anyone with an interest in the role of government and the extent to which it can, and does, detach itself from the purpose of serving the population over which it presides....
Philip Booth
3 March 2010
1 comment

Interview on Bloomberg TV about the pound, the fiscal crisis and the prospect of a hung parliament:    

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