Surprisingly good news in the hate crime figures

Surprisingly good news in the hate crime figures

The annual hate crime figures released today (Tuesday) revealed another dismal increase in recorded incidents: a 17 per cent annual increase to 94,098 in total incidents 2017-2018 and what the BBC called a 40 per cent “surge” in religion linked incidents from 5,949 to...
The ‘end of austerity’ and what should come next

The ‘end of austerity’ and what should come next

The Prime Minister’s announcement last week that ‘austerity’ would end and that the Conservative Party had got the message is good politics. Post-Brexit, the Conservative Party has a political challenge. This is to turn itself into an effective people’s party that...
Tax grab or workers’ liberation?

Tax grab or workers’ liberation?

On both sides of the Atlantic, the normally specialist topic of corporate governance – rules governing the structure and administration of listed companies – is becoming one of the key political battlegrounds. In the US, Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to shake up...
Immigration after Brexit

Immigration after Brexit

The Migration Advisory Committee report on EU migration is typically hard-headed and balanced and does not accept the often-repeated-as-fact argument that free movement has had clear economic benefits. As MAC Chair Alan Manning writes: “EEA migration as a whole has...
Financial Stability Post Brexit

Financial Stability Post Brexit

As Brexit approaches and the international economy marks the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, people are thinking about what Brexit will mean for financial stability in relation to the UK economy, London as an international financial centre and...