Economic policy

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s NHS plans: ramping up private medicine | Editorial
Editorial: The Tories have not reversed pro-market reforms in healthcare but energised them

Editorial

06, Feb, 2023 @6:50 PM

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Liz Truss admits cutting 45p tax rate was ‘perhaps a bridge too far’
Former PM insists, however, that it is unfair to blame actions she took in office for rising mortgage rates

Jessica Elgot

06, Feb, 2023 @5:54 PM

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The 'leftwing economic establishment' did not bring Liz Truss down. Reality did | Polly Toynbee
The former PM’s confidence in her ‘small state’ formula remains undented. And her flailing party is all-too ready to share in the delusion, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

06, Feb, 2023 @12:31 PM

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Want levelling up? Stop running everything from London | Letters
Letters: Nicholas Falk recommends the German model of devolving financial powers to cities and regions. Plus letters from Sushila Dhall and Kim Loader

05, Feb, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Britain was sick before Brexit. Until the left accepts that, the likes of Liz Truss won’t give up | Nesrine Malik
Brexit was the wrong answer to a perfectly valid question. In order to win now, Keir Starmer must steer clear of the status quo, says Guardian columnist

Nesrine Malik

05, Feb, 2023 @1:02 PM

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Truss tax cuts were ‘not right approach’ before tackling inflation, says Shapps
Business secretary responds to former prime minister’s article about her decisions in No 10

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

05, Feb, 2023 @11:14 AM

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Boring can be good. How modest Clement Attlee’s unflashy ideas changed Britain
Attlee was a gifted manager, who showed it possible for modest politicians to be successful if they have decent ideas

Larry Elliott

05, Feb, 2023 @11:14 AM

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Debt, bad; work, good: ‘pub bore’ beliefs that seal a miserable fate for the poorest | Kenan Malik
Politicians and the media often present policies as moral duties, when they are nothing of the sort

Kenan Malik

05, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Liz Truss says she didn’t get ‘realistic chance’ to enact tax-cutting agenda
Former PM writes that ‘powerful economic establishment’ and lack of party support contributed to her downfall

Tom Ambrose and Nadeem Badshah

04, Feb, 2023 @10:31 PM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s message: workers’ doom loop, wealth’s boom loop | Editorial
Editorial: Workers should not be paying for a recession that they did not cause

Editorial

03, Feb, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Bank of England raises UK interest rates to 4%
Hike of 0.5 percentage points lifts rates to 14-year high, but BoE says shorter and shallower recession now more likely

Phillip Inman

02, Feb, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Sunak refuses to even utter the word crisis. But how else to describe his first 100 days? | Polly Toynbee
Inertia on the NHS and obstinacy on strikes have left the equivocating PM clinging to a life raft, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

02, Feb, 2023 @4:25 PM

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