In a nutshell, the issue is that tightening monetary and fiscal policy at the same time could force the economy to a stuttering halt.
This old-style socialist turns out to be much more of a small-c conservative than his many critics are willing to admit.
Dale’s new volume of brief lives of all 55 Prime Ministers since 1721 brings only some of them to life.
That was the norm of the past ten years, in the form of Farage’s parties. There’s no reason to assume that a new challenger won’t emerge.
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
This compilation of some of the terms he has used shows how, while rising to national leadership, he reassured outsiders that he was still one of them.
The failure of the SDP by no means proves that a new movement of this kind is doomed to failure.
Power seems to be seeping away from the ancien regime.
The former Foreign Secretary says May’s team are inexperienced in EU negotiations and are “pushing out disinformation”.
Europe has no Madisons to make the case for federalism, while the Leavers patronise us by pretending that leaving is without risk.
David Miliband, Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg are urging from the sidelines a breach of faith with the British people on Brexit.
The former Labour MP’s defection, and the later split within that party, has not yet found in a parallel in our own turbulent times.
My guess is that he would have argued that this is a matter for Parliament, with no need to resort to the judiciary.
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.