The Great Debate UK

UK deficit cutting – lessons for the US

February 15, 2011

USA-BUDGET/The news that China is engaged in talks over the building of a rival to the Panama Canal ought to set alarm bells ringing in Washington – and not just because of its obvious geopolitical implications. It is yet another sign that the Chinese have finally woken up to the fact that relending their hoard of dollars straight back to the USA is not a very smart policy, at least not as long as the Federal Government carries on spraying out greenbacks like a tipsy GI on furlough, and without Chinese support, the outlook for the Treasury bond market looks threatening.

Taking power from the powerless

February 11, 2011

-Clive Stafford Smith is the founder and director of Reprieve. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Tuition row: The beginning of the end for the coalition?

December 8, 2010

BRITAIN-POLITICS/

- Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is the author of several books, including ‘Who Moved my Job?’ and ‘Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field’. The opinions expressed are his own. –

from Breakingviews:

Britain’s unkind cuts may help growth sprout

October 20, 2010

It was billed as a bloodbath, and it is. By slashing public spending by 81 billion pounds over five years, Britain's coalition government is reversing the big increases of previous years. The plan is billed as necessary pain to secure the country's financial future, but it is also ideological. The aim is to move from unaffordable levels of public employment and welfare to private employment and a balanced budget. The danger, however, is that the economy stalls.

What is Cameron offering India?

July 30, 2010

- Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is the author of several books, including ‘Who Moved my Job?’ and ‘Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field’.  The opinions expressed are his own. -

Friendly Cameron and King get mix right for now

July 2, 2010

By Ian Campbell

–  The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are their own –

Nothing is certain but death and taxes

June 7, 2010

-Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Coalition government alarms British Muslims

May 18, 2010

-Javaid Rehman is a professor of law at Brunel University. The opinions expressed are his own.-