Monthly Archives: November 2011

On CNBC ahead of the Autumn Statement


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Thumbs-down for the autumn statement

We will explore all the options for maintaining the UK’s aviation hub status, with the exception of a third runway at Heathrow. So said George Osborne in his Autumn Statement today. And with that single sentence, he encapsulated the problem … Continue reading

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End this pointless drug war

Christian Guy says there is no war on drugs. Perhaps he’s not familiar with a little country called the United States of America. Over the past 40 years, it has spent more than $1trn fighting its ‘war on drugs’. It … Continue reading

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Government must say no to Financial Transaction Tax

Legend has it that Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned. It’s rather less poetic, I know, but G20 politicians are doing much the same thing by discussing a Financial Transaction Tax while the eurozone teeters on the edge of … Continue reading

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Things don’t look good

I was sceptical about the eurozone deal agreed last week from the very beginning. In a talk I gave on Thursday, the day the deal was announced, I said that it would either do no good, or be positively harmful. … Continue reading

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