In honour of Nick Clegg’s visit to Forgemasters today, I thought I would go back and see what Ed Miliband was saying about nuclear power before the election. On 9 November 2009, he told the House: “We are not going to provide public subsidy for the construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear power stations.” (Hat… Continue reading Ed Miliband: read my lips – no nuclear subsidies
As the implications of what it appears that the coalition is about to do in the upcoming budget sinks in, I have to admit to growing increasingly concerned. No-one – outside of the Labour leadership contest anyway – denies that the structural deficit needs to be tackled or that we don’t face some unpleasant spending… Continue reading Intergenerational equity and the perils of groupthink
I really am starting to wonder if the Tories get economics at all (on a related note, see my latest article on the Social Liberal Forum). In a fascinatingly revealing intemperate rant to the Guardian, David Willetts has described students as a “burden on the taxpayer” and that “the so-called debt [students] have is more… Continue reading Has David Willetts really thought through his pro-tuition fees argument?