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Our Challenge is our Opportunity!

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN I RECENTLY GAVE A SPEECH AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON in which I outlined Labour’s New Economic plan – our long term and sustainable alternative to the Conservatives’ narrow austerity dogma, which risks placing the future health … Continue reading

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Clear Red Water

Andrew Fisher of LEAP Economics looks at the choice facing us at the General Election – and what we can do. WE HAVE TO BUST THE MYTH THAT THERE IS “LESS MONEY AROUND” and the next Labour government “will have … Continue reading

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Balancing the books – or the Economy

The economic debate among the parties in the upcoming General Election will centre around ‘balancing the books’ of the economy. All three major parties are committed to reducing the deficit and debt levels of the public sector. But this is … Continue reading

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The Crisis is Political Not Just Economic: How to get out of this mess. 2

[Mike Phipps reviews The Failed Experiment – And how to build an economy that works, by Andrew Fisher, published by Comerford and Miller, price £9.95 ] I enjoyed this book. It starts with one of the clearest explanations you will … Continue reading

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The Crisis is Political Not Just Economic: How to get out of this mess. 1

 [Andrew Fisher, author of The Failed Experiment – And how to build an economy that works, argues tackling inequality is key] Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been lauded as a work of huge importance. I’m currently making … Continue reading

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The cost of living election?

Economist Michael Roberts examines the facts on living standards LABOUR LEADER Ed Miliband reckons that it will be ‘a cost of living election’ in 2015. That may not be the only issue, but it is true that British households have … Continue reading

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Bubble, panic, crash: How students are changing economics teaching

Gordon Nardell, Islington North CLP, talks to Joe Earle of Manchester University’s Post-Crash Economics Society. “GIVE ME THE CHILD for seven years and I care not who has him thereafter” boasted Jesuit founder Ignatius Loyola. Neoclassical economists might make a … Continue reading

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Inequality Britain

Ian Malcolm-Walker (Bournemouth West CLP) looks at growing income disparities across the UK. Britain is an unequal society. UK income inequality is among the highest in the developed world and evidence shows that this is bad for almost everyone. That … Continue reading

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Child Deaths In Winter: Now Tell Me This Is A Civilised Country!

The John McDonnell Column The latest report from the Children’s Society, Behind Cold Doors, brings home the reality of what winter means for too many families. This research found that 3.6 million children thought their home was too cold and … Continue reading

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Are price freezes enough?

Only public ownership can fix our broken energy system,  argues Jenny Lennox I AM SURE MANY Labour members, on both left and right of the Party, breathed a sigh of relief after Ed Miliband’s speech at Conference. He finally said … Continue reading

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