Dear Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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A letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from Prue Plumridge I feel I must write to you in response to your speech at the Conservative Conference in which you referred to the medium-term challenge of dealing with the public … Continue reading

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW OUR MONEY SYSTEM WORKS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW OUR MONEY SYSTEM WORKS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK by Prue Plumridge At a time of great political and economic uncertainty you may be scratching your head and asking what on earth … Continue reading

Neoliberal TINA Economics is Flat Earth thinking

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By Prue Plumridge Belief in a flat Earth is found in the oldest writings and early Mesopotamian maps showed the world as a flat disk floating in the ocean.  Thankfully things have moved on since that time and we now accept … Continue reading

Austerity is a Political Choice not Economic Necessity

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zaBy Prue Plumridge Last week Matthew Lyn (a columnist for Bloomberg) wrote in an article published in Money Week that, “the policies on offer under Corbynomics would quickly ruin the economy”. This was followed shortly afterwards with another written by no less … Continue reading

State finances are not like a household or a maxed out credit card

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 Prue Plumridge patiently explains to a Conservative MP the true nature of Osborneomics and their devastating impact on the UK’s economy and people.   Dear Mr Whittingdale I would like to take up where we left off at Sunday’s hustings … Continue reading

Why do politicians tell us Debt/Deficit myths which they must know to be untrue?

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The New Economic Perspectives’ video clip on the Government budget, Deficits and Debt presented below (produced for educational purposes), debunks the myths that politicians tell their populations to justify ‘austerity’.  In the case of the clip, it starts with 3 … Continue reading