The Great Debate UK
-Anthony J. Evans is assistant professor at ESCP Europe Business School. The opinions expressed are his own. Join Reuters for a live discussion with guests as Chancellor George Osborne makes an emergency budget statement at 12:30 p.m. British time on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.-
Think back to the immediate aftermath of the general election. Throughout the hung parliament epoch the term “uncertainty” was being used lavishly.
And often as if it’s a bad thing – indeed the Conservative election campaign suggested that a strong and stable government was important. Now that the coalition appears to be providing that, is it?
It is not obvious that a decisive government is always best. Indeed for most voters it depends on the policies that such power is generating. For Tories, a strong Tory government is the best-case scenario.
- Anthony J. Evans is assistant professor at ESCP Europe Business School. He will participate in a Reuters Budget live blog at noon GMT on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Please tune in and join the discussion.-
We’re used to hearing how credit markets “froze” in the summer of 2008, and how the subsequent policy responses have been aimed at economic recovery. Indeed politicians often use terms such as “stimulate” or “kick start” to give the impression that intervention is a necessary prelude to growth.
- Anthony J. Evans is assistant professor at ESCP Europe business school. He will participate in a Reuters pre-budget live blog on Dec. 9, at 12 p.m. British time. The opinions expressed are his own. -
The main issue underpinning Britain’s next pre-budget report is the state of the public finances. Let’s be clear – they’re dire.