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What Lessons From History Keep Being Forgotten?

What Lessons From History Keep Being Forgotten?

John Bew, Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project, responds to the World Policy Journal’s question. He explains why ‘a training in history remains the best education for those who aspire to change the world’.

Government ‘must do more to help vulnerable households this winter’

Government ‘must do more to help vulnerable households this winter’

Together, a decade of loose public spending, fiscal stimulus and the aftermath of the financial crisis left Britain with the highest deficit in its post war history at 10.2% of GDP. Even half a decade later, that deficit is only half closed, and remains high internationally. Budgeting for Balance looks at the experience of fiscal consolidation so far, and how to approach the remainder of the task.

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