Category Archives: UK Economy

Discussions specifically about the UK economy.

How to distort the Brexit debate – exclude significant factors!

The Centre for European Reform, which must have little to do given the snail pace of so-called ‘reform’ that goes on in Europe, released a report over the weekend (June 23, 2018) – What’s the cost of Brexit so far? … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Canada, Eurozone, Japan, UK Economy, US economy | 13 Comments

Oh Scotland, don’t you dare! – Part 2

This is Part 2 in my two-part series analysing the 354-page report from the Scottish Growth Commission – Scotland – the new case for optimism: A strategy for inter-generational economic renaissance (released May 25, 2018). In Part 1, I considered … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Reclaim the State, UK Economy | 41 Comments

Oh Scotland, don’t you dare! – Part 1

The 354-page report from the Scottish Growth Commission – Scotland – the new case for optimism: A strategy for inter-generational economic renaissance (released May 25, 2018) – could have been published by the IMF given its adherence to the flawed … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Reclaim the State, UK Economy | 15 Comments

The ‘if it is bad it must be Brexit’ deception in Britain

The UK Guardian has its ‘Brexit Watch’ page, which is regularly updated with commentaries from this and that ‘expert’, purporting to provide a sort of on-going scorecard of what is happening on that front. Many commentaries usually include some statement … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Reclaim the State, UK Economy | 9 Comments

ECB research provides a withering critique of mainstream macroeconomics

Although this blog post considers some very technical material its message is simple. Mainstream macroeconomic models that are used to determine policy choices by governments are deeply flawed and the evidence strongly supports a central thrust of Modern Monetary Theory … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Central banking, Economics, UK Economy | 24 Comments

The British NHS debate – TINA but only if you believe in nonsense

The German propagandist Joseph Goebbels would have loved the so-called ‘NHS Funding Tool’ that the London-based Institute of Fiscal Studies has wasted hours of labour producing and making available on the Internet. In fact, history would show that the German … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, UK Economy | 19 Comments

The Europhile Left use Jacobin response to strengthen our Brexit case

Regular readers will recall that Thomas Fazi and I published an article in the Jacobin magazine (April 29, 2018) – Why the Left Should Embrace Brexit – which considered the Brexit issue and provided an up-to-date (with the data) case … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Demise of the Left, Reclaim the State, UK Economy | 9 Comments

The Europhile Left loses the plot

Regular readers will know that I have delved into social psychology in the last decade or so as a way of educating myself on why ideas survive when their logical consistency is lacking and their empirical content is zero. I … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Demise of the Left, Reclaim the State, UK Economy | 23 Comments

The facts suggest Britain is not as reliant on EU as the Remain camp claim

I have been doing some analysis of British and European Trade patterns over the Post World War 2 period. They reveal some very interesting insights that are seemingly lost in the on-going war by Europhiles against Brexit. One of the … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, UK Economy | 17 Comments

Neoliberal economic Groupthink alive and well in Europe

It is Wednesday so only a couple of snippets today. I was going to write about the BBC’s ridiculous attempt to portray Jeremy Corbyn as a sort of Russian-spy-type-dude in its Newsnight segment last Thursday (March 15, 2018). They manipulated … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Eurozone, Framing and Language, Reclaim the State, UK Economy | 9 Comments