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The Remaining options

The Observer rates the odds on blocking Brexit as follows this morning: Corbyn-led temporary government Jeremy Corbyn has offered to lead a temporary government tasked with requesting a delay to Brexit from the EU, before triggering an election. Likelihood: one in five Government of national unity Jo Swinson, the Lib Dem leader, has said Corbyn […]

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To support Corbyn, or not?

It would seem to me that whether to support the Corbyn plan for bringing Johnson down, or not,  is the only question of relevance to Remainers right now. Corbyn has appealed for support from opponents of No Deal to help bring down the government, and to then support him as prime minister so that Article […]

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Tax spillovers at the Biarritz Summit

The next G7 summit is in Biarritz at the end of August. The G7 Research Group at the Munk Scool at the University of Toronto has published a guide to the key issues in advance of the summit, as it always does: This includes a couple of pages on the work Andrew Baker of Sheffield […]

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It’s time for a Brexit recession

The FT reported last night that: US equities fell 3 per cent on Wednesday after disappointing data from China and Germany increased fears over global growth and bond markets signalled the chances of a recession were mounting. The S&P 500 index finished down 2.9 per cent at its low point for the day, with energy […]

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Brexit: a tale of crisis foretold

I wrote the blog that follows in June 2016, just before the referendum. I have re-shared it before, but in the light of attempts by Caroline Lucas, Jo Swinson, Tom Watson and maybe, even, the SNP to find a basis for an anti-Brexit government I think it worth sharing again. Much that I predicted has […]

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The economic mainstream is biased: who’d have thought it?

Mohsen Javdani, who is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and Ha-Joon Chang is Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge have a fabulous article on Brave New Europe. I strongly recommend it. The summary is as follows: Mainstream (neoclassical) economics has always put a strong emphasis on the positivist conception of […]

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Bogus self employment is a recipe for abuse

As Anjum Klair at the TUC has noted this morning: Almost half of self-employed adults aged over 25 are earning less than the minimum wage, according to new analysis by the TUC, that punctures the myth of a growing army of wealthy entrepreneurs. The figures also reveal that self-employed women fare particularly badly, with over […]