“We’re not in recession”. And no, that’s not the claim of anyone in the Coalition.

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2012

Hamish McRae, an economist and associate editor of The Independent, has been claiming for some while now that the official figures aren’t reflecting the reality of the economy. A week ago, he made the bold statement that the UK is not in recession: The British economy is becoming more and more interesting. This week [ie, […]

Daily Mirror: ‘Time for Plan V’ (aka ‘Vince for Chancellor’)

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2012

The front page of this morning’s Mirror newspaper may bring a smile to the face even of that most sober of politicians, Vince Cable: The reality is of course that there’s next-to-no chance that David Cameron will reshuffle his long-standing political friend from the Treasury — and, even if he did, the Tory party would […]