India has said that it doesn’t want the Â£1bn foreign aid provided by Britain.
The past week has seen a mix of gloom and optimism around the UK economy, as is often the case when different data or releases head in different directions. But what was slightly unusual this time around was the stark juxtaposition between two very different news stories.
Nicolas Sarkozy may be doing his best to do down Britain, but is there any substance to his claims that Britain has no industry left?
Economists tend to move in small circles – like some endangered species, we often tend to gravitate towards one another. This means that most economists in the City, for example, know lots of other economists in the City, or at least have heard of them.
Tony Blair must sit back and weather the storm as the memoirs of his formerÂ colleague, Peter Hain, continue to shine a light on theÂ ongoings of Blair’s Britain.
The Welfare Reform Bill has been defeated three times in the House of Lords, largely because the Government wanted to change the name of the ‘Disability Living Allowance’ to the ‘Personal independence Payment’ and actually find out if those claiming it genuinely needed it – zero logic in that, but then this is politicians we’re talking about.
With memories of Christmas and the New Year swiftly fading, financial markets kicked back into top gear this week after the extended break. At the same time, however, investors seem to have held onto a little of their festive cheer, particularly in Europe.
Kerry Katona has presided over a very public financial collapse and fallen foul of media opinion yet she has still made a comeback just like Alistair Darling but without the bikini photos.
Ever get the feeling you’re being conned? You know – people are telling you one thing when they mean the exact opposite. Using words like ‘freedom’ – when what they really mean is more restrictions. And ‘choice’ – but only if you can afford it.
Conservative MP John Redwood has questioned the prioritising of children’s inheritance over the quality of care faced in the Dilnot report.