20 August 2019

Land banking may not be ‘purely speculative’ but it is very lucrative

20 August 2019,
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If in difficulty, change the question. It’s an old political tactic but, as Philip Hammond reflects on his three years as Chancellor of the […]


Joe Biden 2020
21 May 2019

Biden’s narrative fails the Marks and Spencer test

21 May 2019,
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It doesn’t matter whether you are chocolate pudding or a would-be president, the product has to meet expectations. The Marks and Spencer ‘food porn’ […]


Corbyn Labour
14 March 2019

You can’t have public benefit without spending a penny

14 March 2019,
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It will probably be looked back on as one of the paradoxes of the Corbyn era that, in 2017, a leader who lacked a […]


Jesse Jackson
9 November 2018

Persistence can pay for the other America

9 November 2018,
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In 1970, when I visited my great aunt in a leafy suburb of Chicago, the Bible was read before meals and pamphlets talking of […]


5 November 2018

US elections: Six-to-watch on November 6th

5 November 2018,
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Bernie Sanders is calling it “a pivotal moment in American history”. And for good reason: this Tuesday’s US general election could impose a restraining […]


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