Against the backdrop of the loss of the triple-A rating much coveted by Conservative Ministers – and trivialised by others – Cable is right again. Wednesday’s remarkable New Statesman article makes plain the case for a new economic strategy, and the need for as elegant as possible a reversal of Osbornomics that was itself eclipsed by Cable in the economic debates of 2010.
The High Speed Rail project holds great potential, but to make the most of that investment, the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future.
As the country slowly gets back into gear for 2013, Lord Whitty writes on the housing crisis and whether or not 2013 represents the year for much-needed action.
Ed Balls poked fun at George Osborne’s many, many u-turns in his autumn statement response today.
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Autumn statement 2012: The OBR is still betting on booming fixed investment to boost long-run growth.
Following ‘energygate’; the windfarms row between John Hayes and Ed Davey; Head of the Committee on Climate Change John Gummer’s remarks; the energy bills row; and energy companies’ threats to withdraw hundreds of millions of pounds of investment - all of which occured in the last month – the chairman of the energy select committee, [...]
Ed Jacobs reports on the Northern Ireland Executive’s demonstration of the power of government to create jobs and bring about social change.
Clean energy investment had dropped to its lowest level since 2009 – how can Labour lead the world in reversing this slide.
Stephen Beer investigates why investment is not reaching the UK economy and what Labour can do to induce investment among our nation’s businesses.
Government needs to be in it for the long term when it comes to investing in people and places.