IMF: Stick to Plan A

The IMF verdict is in and they suggest now is not the time to adjust policy as “strong fiscal consolidation remains essential”. No wonder the Chancellor went out of his way to stress that they were “the most independent of independent organisations” on his media rounds this morning…

Blinky Balls

Though their growth forecast for the UK has been revised down to 1.5% for 2011, the headline of “now is not the time to change course” will infuriate a certain blinker…

Bad news for the B-Team.




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Quote of the Day

Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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