Director of Economics and Social Policy
Warwick Lightfoot is Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy at Policy Exchange. He is an economist, with specialist interests in monetary economics, labour markets, and public finance. He has served as Special Adviser to three Chancellors of the Exchequer, and a Secretary of State for Employment. Warwick was a treasury economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and has also been Economics Editor of The European. His many articles on economics and public policy have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, and in specialist journals ranging from the Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator, to the Investors Chronicle and Financial World. His books include Sorry We Have No Money — Britain’s Economic Problem.
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by Warwick Lightfoot | May 29, 2017President Trump has now sent a full budget message to Congress. This fleshes out the proposals published in March in the so-called ‘skinny budget’, which were pretty sketchy, and only covered funds that were appropriated rather than mandated. A transforming ambition...
Theresa May’s Leadership and the Post-Brexit Conservative Opportunity: creating a popular people’s party
by Warwick Lightfoot | May 22, 2017Brexit was an electoral earthquake that has transformed the British political landscape. It has given Theresa May the opportunity to reunite the Conservative Party and the wider centre-right spectrum of the electorate. Considering the splits over Europe of the last 30...
by Warwick Lightfoot | May 21, 2017Labour’s manifesto has an ambitious objective: to ‘rewrite the rules of a rigged system, so that our economy really works for the many, and not only the few’. It is expressly collectivist, claiming ‘Labour understands that the creation of wealth is a collective...
by Warwick Lightfoot | May 1, 2017An article of faith in the Momentum critique of contemporary market economies, which Jeremy Corbyn drew upon when he launched his election campaign, is that the system is rigged, and that the rich have got richer while the poor have got poorer. A central part of this...
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