Posts Tagged “gdp”

The economy is growing again. But that’s no reason to think the voters will be grateful.

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2013

What a difference 3 months makes. As late as 24th April, the fear was the UK economy might be slipping into a ‘triple dip’ recession. That was a bullet dodged. Then a month ago, on 27 June, we discovered the ‘double dip’ recession never actually happened after all. That was a bullet extracted. Today, the […]

Relief as 0.3% GDP growth shows economy flat-lining not shrinking. Has the Coalition’s mid-term slump bottomed out?

by Stephen Tall on April 25, 2013

Reading too much into quarterly GDP figures is, of course, a mug’s game. They’re noticed mainly by avid Westminster-watchers and frequently revised both up and down. None of that means they don’t matter, though. They frame the way politics is reported in the here and now. And that can affect what happens in the future. […]

4 graphs on Thatcher’s legacy: a richer but more unequal nation.

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2013

A generation on, the Thatcher legacy continues to provoke and divide. One of the questions it poses for liberals is one this government is still wrestling with: does inequality matter if everyone’s getting richer? Margaret Thatcher’s answer was that it did not — as she famously illustrated in one of her last Commons performances in […]

As economy shrinks again, Oakeshott calls for Osborne to be moved to make way for “our A team at the treasury”

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2012

Here’s how The Guardian reports the call by Lord (Matthew) Oakeshott for George Osborne to be moved from Number 11 in the wake of today’s fresh dire news on the economy: A senior Liberal Democrat peer has called on George Osborne to be sacked as the chancellor continued to insist the government was on the […]