Monthly Archives: July 2011

It’s a commonplace to say that an incumbent government’s electoral fortunes rest on economic performance more than anything else (summed up in the Clinton war-room cliché, “it’s the economy, stupid”). Anticipating tomorrow’s release of the Q2 2011 GDP figures, Julian … Continue reading

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The Office for Budget Responsibility’s recent fiscal sustainability report makes sobering reading for anyone concerned with the financing of high-quality universal public services in an ageing society.

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The New York Times had an interesting piece at the weekend about Mandarin immersion charter schools. Controversially, parents in New Jersey want to set up charter schools in middle class areas, with a specialist focus on Mandarin. As with the … Continue reading

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Benedict Brogan and other journalists have been briefed that the government will push Dilnot off into the “medium length grass”. What’s Number 10′s concern?

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