Mrs Thatcher was not the wicked witch of the west …


The original story of the ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ was allegorical… the wicked witch of the west represented the US West Coast banks of the 1890s… and the wicked witch of the east, the East Coast banks. (See the Money … Continue reading

Has George Osborne been taking Trans-Atlantic lessons from Jude Wanniski and the Republicans?


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Many commentators have been puzzled by George Osborne’s management of the economy…  Others share cartoonist Martin Rowson’s assumption that this is a ‘wrecking’ government implementing ‘scorched earth policies’  (see ‘anti-cuts protest’s ‘hooligan’ minority’) (1) ‘What is George Osborne playing at?’ … Continue reading