Monthly Archives: May 2012

The publication of an essay by John Curtice for IPPR’s new journal, Juncture, provoked some interesting debate (here, here and here) about the prospects for a Labour–Liberal Democrat coalition after the next general election. Much of this discussion understandably concentrates … Continue reading

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The Institute of Directors and the Tax Payers’ Alliance, the free-market lobbying group, have today published their 2020 Tax Commission Report. Its recommendations – as you might expect from its membership – are the fairly standard neoliberal ones of cutting … Continue reading

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Some truly daft things are sometimes written about the UK’s fiscal position. One such offering is yesterday’s strategy note on austerity from Tullet Prebon, the bond vigilantes. It claims, in lurid prose, that Britain’s austerity is a myth – mendacious … Continue reading

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Although I would’ve written a very different Queen’s speech to the one Her Majesty delivered today (see my alternative speech for the Staggers blog), I was pleased to see that IPPR recommendations from 2007 on flexible working and parental leave … Continue reading

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Since the 1970s, Number 10 Downing Street and the adjacent Cabinet Office have, in different ways at different times, hosted units performing two core functions: the provision of political policy advice to the prime minister and strategic, cross-cutting policy development. … Continue reading

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