Posts Tagged “imf”

5 points on Clegg’s admission that Coalition was wrong to cut capital spending

by Stephen Tall on January 25, 2013

Nick Clegg has sparked a flurry of excitement with his admission in an interview for The House magazine that the Coalition cut capital spending ‘too far, too fast’ to coin a phrase. Here’s what he said to Paul Waugh and Sam Macrory: “If I’m going to be sort of self-critical, there was this reduction in […]

The politics of sluggish growth: good for the Tories, bad for Labour, and as for the Lib Dems we’ll see

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2012

Today saw the publication by the IMF of its latest growth forecasts. UK growth prospects are downgraded once again. Growth in 2012 is now forecast to be -0.4% (the most recent quarter’s strong showing is anomalous) and an anaemic 1.1% in 2013. As The Spectator’s Jonathan Jones observes, the only thing new here is that […]

What the IMF says about the UK and global economy

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2012

The economic headlines have been dominated by the IMF’s latest forecast, with seemingly grim news: UK economic growth forecasts slashed by worried IMF. The Guardian contrasts the IMF’s downgraded prospects for UK growth with the more stable picture for other countries: The IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook that GDP across the UK […]