Constituent’s Letter to Tory MP about Bombing Syria

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Dear John Whittingdale, I understand that you voted with the Government yesterday to bomb Syria.  Following our meeting two weeks ago when we presented you the petition about tax credits you mentioned amongst other things that you didn’t like John … Continue reading

Whatever Osborne says, not all ‘debt’ is the same

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Corbynomics: winning with policy clarity by Michael Burke first posted 15th october 2015 Economic policy is central to the survival and eventual victory of the new Labour leadership, even though it is clearly not the only issue.  Contrary to the usual Tory … Continue reading

Thatcher’s economics has generated ‘poverty in the midst of plenty’

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By Prue Plumridge Lord Wolfson, chief of the Next retail chain said recently that the national living wage could drive up inflation as the retailer would have to raise prices to offset the cost of the new minimum wage of … Continue reading

Yvette Cooper hasn’t got the economics right

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In the last of the Labour leadership debates, Yvette Cooper repeated her attack on Jeremy Corbyn’s economic strategy.  As a New Keynesian, she believes that since the economy is finally growing, the time for government investment or a fiscal stimulus … 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

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

Dear Mr Miliband…

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Thanks to Alderman Michael Poulter MBE for permission to reprint   From: Alderman Michael Poulter MBE 8th January 2014 Mr Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Opposition, House of Commons. London SW1AOAA Dear Mr Miliband, Osborne’s Deficit Scam – The Excuse to … Continue reading