The Great Debate UK

The morally blind leading the arithmetically blind

January 10, 2013

–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.–

The real story of the Spending Review was the absence of any shocks

October 20, 2010

BRITAIN-SPENDING/In the end, the ‘leaks’ worked. The various snatched photographs of briefing documents leaked in the past couple of days meant that the real story of the Spending Review was the absence of any shocks. The government managed our expectations, so political new junkies and the money markets were not really surprised as Chancellor George Osborne outlined the cuts today.

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MPs and the property market: an uneasy pairing

By Estelle Shirbon
June 1, 2010

BRITAIN-ELECTION/Would you have an MP for a tenant? Not so long ago, those two letters placed after a person's name were seen as a mark of respectability, but the unending drama of the expenses scandal has blown all that away.

Why not scrap the Child Trust Fund?

May 18, 2010

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

Leaders’ debates highlight need for Scottish independence

April 28, 2010

- Paul Henderson Scott has written numerous books on Scottish history, literature and affairs, including ‘A 20th Century Life’ and its sequel, ‘The New Scotland’. He has been Rector of Dundee University, President of the Saltire Society and of Scottish PEN and a Vice-President of the Scottish National Party. The opinions expressed are his own -

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Will a hung parliament create a serious hangover for British business?

April 26, 2010

parliamentElection day is fast approaching and with the poll gap narrowing between the Conservatives and Labour, there is a very real probability that the UK will end up with a hung parliament. For the first time since 1974, the UK may be left without clear political leadership.

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Will a Hung Parliament create a serious hangover for British business?

April 14, 2010

ParliamentElection day is fast approaching and with the poll gap narrowing between the Conservatives and Labour, there is a very real probability that the UK will end up with a hung parliament. For the first time since 1974, the UK may be left without clear political leadership.

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Taking Twitter’s political temperature

April 6, 2010

Britain's first live television debates between the leaders of the three mainstream political parties are not the only new feature to add spice to the upcoming general election, which Prime Minister Gordon Brown today announced will be held on May 6.

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Budget for votes riskily delays UK debt pain

March 25, 2010

BRITAIN-BUDGET/-- The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Send your questions to George Osborne

October 23, 2009

osborneShadow Chancellor George Osborne will set out the Conservative Party’s strategy for rebuilding the UK economy in an exclusive Thomson Reuters Newsmaker at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 26.