‘Trumplandia’?

‘Trumplandia’?

Donald Trump’s effectiveness as a political candidate in the Republican primaries, and the electoral college success that put him in the White House, has unnerved political commentators and the policy establishments in his own party and beyond. On entering office,...
How to write a manifesto: don’t be too clever

How to write a manifesto: don’t be too clever

Read Article This article appeared on Times Red Box Parties have to write manifestos, promote them, and defend them – and then, should they win, deliver them. Having worked on a number of manifestos as a departmental adviser in Whitehall, I strongly suggest that...
Currency Wars aren’t the problem – protectionism is

Currency Wars aren’t the problem – protectionism is

Since the financial crisis almost ten years ago, there have been several examples of significant currency depreciations among large developed economies. Such large currency moves invariably took place against a background of weak global growth. Inevitably accusations...
Let’s be franc: France and the euro

Let’s be franc: France and the euro

As the French Presidential election approaches, the contenders’ policy proposals are coming under close scrutiny. The latest opinion polls suggest that Marine Le Pen of the Front National will face a run-off in the second round against Emmanuel Macron — which she will...
All to play for

All to play for

Read Article This article was featured on Public Finance Brexit offers a chance to re-examine the UK’s economic objectives and do things differently. There are many reasons to be cheerful. When Britain entered the European Economic Community in 1973, there was a...
France and her Economy

France and her Economy

Polling indicates that Front National presidential candidate Marine Le Pen does particularly well among young people under the age of twenty-four. Part of the explanation for that support lies in the alienation and disappointment that comes from high unemployment: in...