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February 26, 2016 13 Comments

Mark Carney’s last chance saloon warning on the global economy

Last night Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, issued a stark warning about the future of capitalism. Here is what he said:  “The global economy risks becoming trapped in a low growth, low inflation, low interest rate equilibrium.”

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February 10, 2016 8 Comments

Bernie Sanders: the radical moment has begun

Quite simply the radical progressive sentiment that’s swept Greece, Spain, Scotland and the British Labour movement has now hit America.

January 21, 2016 33 Comments

The great global slowdown: what’s next?

If you have a pension, or a string of ISAs, then you are watching – for the second time in a decade – your wealth destroyed. European stock markets are now 20 per cent off their peak in

December 18, 2015 14 Comments

Kellingley: mourn the loss of a way of life, not deep coal mining

Were my father and grandfather alive, while regretting the way it’s been done, both of them would have raised a glass to the end of deep coal mining.

October 12, 2015 13 Comments

Labour to vote against fiscal charter

In a shock reversal, Labour is to vote against the government’s proposed charter for budget responsibility.

September 29, 2015 7 Comments

Redcar: not the only canary in the coal mine

Redcar could be – yet again – the canary in the coalmine for a global problem. For what 2008-9 told us is: every time there’s a major credit event, the steelworks on Teesside

September 21, 2015 3 Comments

Tsipras crushes his opponents, left and right, to gain second term

It was the unswayability of the left vote that put Alexis Tsipras straight back into the prime ministerial mansion he resigned from a month ago, calling a snap election.

September 19, 2015 4 Comments

Greek elections: do Syriza want to win?

Alexis Tsipras’ final election rally had the usual soundtrack and familiar props but a different cast. After more than a fifth of his MPs split to form a new left party, the inner core of

September 14, 2015 12 Comments

John McDonnell: what will Corbynomics look like?

The appointment of John McDonnell as shadow chancellor was the clearest signal Jeremy Corbyn could have sent. At the heart of the shadow cabinet there will be a group that buys Corbynomics.

September 12, 2015 37 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn’s victory and the new party he leads

It’s the size that matters. What political scientists knew, but the media didn’t bother knowing, is that the Labour Party’s membership changed under Ed Miliband.

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