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The government’s economic plan has been torpedoed by a productivity shift

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 10/10/17 New OBR figures lay bare the challenge facing Brexit Britain Theresa May’s government is creating enough of its own bad news without any help from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), created in 2010 to provide

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Whatever happened to the party of economic competence?

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 2/10/2017 As they gather for conference, the Tories must fight to save their brand This week’s Conservative Party conference will probably make for a sorry spectacle. The weakness of the prime minister means no end to the

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The Brexit ghost is haunting party conferences

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 26/09/2017 When the global economy turns, Britain will pay the price for the dire state of its Brexit debate This week at conference, the Labour Party is fudging decisions on Brexit—refusing a full debate on the subject, while

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Can Macron get labour reforms to work?

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk The president’s approval ratings are now dire—but the big test is yet to come It seems only yesterday that Emmanuel Macron swept to power in France’s presidential election, and his political movement, EN MARCHE!, secured a commanding

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The pound won’t stop plummeting any time soon

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 29/08/2017 And this slump is not stimulating growth—meaning Brexiteers don’t have a leg to stand on A year ago, Sterling was still worth €1.15. On holiday in Italy these last two weeks, I was aware that my

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