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UK needs more state intervention, economist tells Camden Labour Party

Political leaders should back government spending to boost economic growth, according to an award-winning economist. Winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy, Marianna Mazzucato, claimed that the focus on cutting government debt had no basis in … Continue reading

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UK Jamaicans should serve their country of origin, says Caribbean leader

Jamaica’s opposition leader, Andrew Holness has promised to bring the skills of the UK Jamaican community to the Caribbean. He told a 300-plus audience at London’s Kensington Town Hall that he wanted a national service programme for people in Britain. … Continue reading

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Derivative fraud not insurance mis-selling

The Financial Services Authority (BBC Radio 4, Today Programme, 31 Jan.) know what exactly is going on but they are too busy covering up for the banks. Derivatives Known by the US Congress as ‘complex financial products’, or ‘exotic financial … Continue reading

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Quantitative Easing: what it is and why it’s not working

Sunday, 7 February 2010 Will £220bn worth of Quantitative Easing (QE) stimulate growth in the UK economy? The Bank of England would like to stimulate the economy, but I don’t believe that is QE’s real purpose. What it was meant … Continue reading

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UK facing a long depression

September 2008 Ten-year growth based on borrowing not productivity UK manufacturing sector is weak A BBC report says economic storms facing UK people will be worse than previously admitted says Treasury Secretary Alistair Darling. His 30 August 2008 admission contradicted … Continue reading

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