Capitalism for the Little Guy

Today I published a paper with the Free Enterprise Group called ‘Capitalism for the Little Guy — JAMs today’, published by the Institute for Economic Affairs. The paper looks at four markets that we all use everyday, but which are gummed up, and are failing consumers. I lay out some proposals to boost competition, and […]

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Why did the forecasters get it wrong?

Today, I’ve written a column for The Daily Telegraph after the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development became the latest organisation to U-turn on its predictions of a post-referendum economic shock. The OECD now says that the UK will grow faster in 2016 than any other advanced economy in the world. Why did the forecasters […]

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Question Time

Last night, I joined the panel of BBC’s Question Time from Southend-on-Sea along with Labour MP Yvette Cooper, Scottish MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, University of London academic Sarah Churchwell and Vice-President of Republicans Overseas Jan Halper-Hayes. The debate was inevitably dominated by the American election and Donald Trump and the question of what Britain’s response should […]

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Expanding Heathrow: the Case For Elmbridge

This week, the government approved the expansion of a third runway at Heathrow airport. To be clear, this is the point of departure, not arrival. Parliament will now scrutinise the detail of the proposals carefully, and vote on the decision next year. Nevertheless, after years of uncertainty, the decision has been announced, I want to […]

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