Are Conservatives serious when they bang on about the high marginal tax rate of people at the bottom end of the income scale and its symbolism as a failure of the “big state”, as David Cameron referred to on Thursday and William Hague repeated on Any Questions? I ask this because this “tax rate” –… Continue reading Poverty, marginal tax rates and the big state
The Liberal Democrat post-credit crunch economic policy. A blow by blow account.
John Harris wonders why the Liberal Democrat party faithful seems so incapable of defining what the Liberal Democrats stand for, unlike the masterful Vince Cable. A clue may come in the fact that the party’s core message on the economy has changed in a significant way on at least eleven separate occasions over the last… Continue reading The Liberal Democrat post-credit crunch economic policy. A blow by blow account.
Bonding in Barnet
From the FT today: A bond to raise up to Â£360m for transport, schools and other local services will be proposed by a north london borough as it looks for new ways to raise money. The “Barnet bond” would provide as much as half the Â£733m the London suburb says it needs to improve its… Continue reading Bonding in Barnet