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Election thoughts

Time for a serious general election post. I’m not exactly enamoured by any party at the moment. I’ll go through them one by one. The Lib Dems are my most natural party fit but they’ve got tunnel vision in that

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Question for brexiteers:

Brexiteers have generally been very happy with the Conservative party so far, but are they so happy now that Theresa May is seeking to reduce the power of the rebellious hard right, hard brexit wing of her party by bringing

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Brexit benefits

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39576856 Check out the graph on that page. In the last seven years, five of those have been spent in negative real wage growth. Just as we started to pick up into the positive axis, we decided to brexit which

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Peak Tory

The problem for Theresa May is that she’s trying to appear to be a very strong leader, by doing everything that everyone else wants her to do. A strong leader wouldn’t be in her position; a strong leader would have

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Pre-brexit

Today has had the following exciting stories: 1. David Davis admits to the commons that he hasn’t done any analysis over what effect a ‘no deal’ would have upon the economy, doesn’t know what the tech industry’s state will be

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They can take our lives…

Top grade political trolling from Nicola Sturgeon. A50 is almost imminent, and she has thrown a spanner into the works by making it look like Scotland is about 50% likely to leave the UK within the next few years. Her

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Boring budgets

I found the budget sleep inducing, and that’s just reading the summary highlights. This might be an important point, because in the Osborne era you (and by which I mean most working people) always had the emotional feeling that you

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