The Great Debate UK

Why the results of the European elections matter

June 16, 2009

justin_fisher- Justin Fisher is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Magna Carta Institute at Brunel University. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Short-time work cushions Europe in crisis

By Paul Taylor
June 3, 2009

paul-taylor– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. –

from UK News:

Echoes of Italy’s Clean Hands revolution

May 18, 2009

The shockwaves reverberating through Westminster as the MPs' expenses scandal unfolds have been compared with the "Clean Hands" bribery scandal that effectively demolished Italy's post-war political establishment in the space of a couple of years in the early 1990s.

Labour hits the right nuclear button

April 30, 2009

REUTERS– Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

from Luke Baker:

In for a penny, in for £175 billion

April 22, 2009

It may not be tax and spend exactly, but it's definitely tax and borrow.

For the best part of 12 years, Labour has pursued essentially conservative (with a small 'c') economic policies, steadily underburdening itself of the 'fiscally unreliable' tag that some earlier Labour administrations were (wrongly or rightly) saddled with.