Symbolism and Reality in Geopolitics

Symbolism and Reality in Geopolitics

Tom Franklin made the finals of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for a photograph he’d taken the previous September of three Manhattan firemen. The image’s strength is not least its unintentional evocation of Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photo from the Battle of Iwo Jima. Both...
The UK Public Finances: A Lengthy but Necessary Repair

The UK Public Finances: A Lengthy but Necessary Repair

Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement has established his political authority as Chancellor of the Exchequer. A chancellor’s authority arises from a mixture of style of presentation and the substance of the measures presented in a financial statement. Mr Hammond, in...
Gerard Lyons comments on the Autumn Statement

Gerard Lyons comments on the Autumn Statement

New Statesman: The Autumn Statement was positive, despite the Treasury’s pessimism ‘The Chancellor’s speech highlighted some of the major challenges. He signalled out the budget deficit as well as low wages, low investment and low productivity. The...