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Time for honesty on tax: we will all need to pay more

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 8/05/2017 Labour’s plan to raise income tax on £80,000 earners doesn’t cut it It’s not going to happen before the election, but one of these days, politicians will have to level with voters about tax. Over the

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May’s election call was well-timed: the economy will soon run out of gas

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 24/04/2017 “The household savings rate has already slumped, consumer credit and instalment debt are rising, employment levels look maxed out, and real incomes are flat or falling” In announcing the June General Election, the Prime Minister assured

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It can celebrate a great history, but Britain cannot ignore its geography

First published: The Times, 5/04/2017 As the Brexit negotiations evolve, especially on trade, the prime minister’s Oxford degree in geography should stand her in good stead. For, however these complex and contentious discussions end up, an enduring reality is that

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Is this Britain’s Wile E Coyote moment?

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 29/03/2017 Without a Brexit deal, we could find that we’ve walked off a cliff The British government has now formally given notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty of its intent to leave the European Union—the

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U.K. Investors Have Too Much Faith in Their Government

First published: Bloomberg View, 20/03/17 The U.K. government will soon invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin divorce proceedings from the European Union. The Scottish government is seeking to hold a second independence referendum before Brexit talks wind

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