Even as it is, we have been fortunate riots that have proven a rarity. Cut 6.7 per cent a year from the budget and they become almost an inevitability.
Tim Leunig is the Chief Economist of CentreForum. Follow Tim on Twitter. All parties get themselves into tangles at one time or another, and the Conservative party has got itself in a tangle over aviation. Most Conservatives instinctively favour airport expansion. The market supports it, business supports it, and most people expect the Conservatives to […]
Tim Montgomerie: "Yesterday evening on Twitter I asked what Tory MPs who were against train fare increases wanted instead. Did they prefer higher taxes, more borrowing or reduced investment in the railways? Tim Leunig, chief economist at CentreForum and a reader in economic history at LSE, got in touch to answer my question. He proposes […]
Tim Leunig is chief economist at CentreForum, the liberal think tank, and a reader in economic history at LSE. The Conservative Party did not win a majority of the vote or a majority of the seats at the last election. Despite the meltdown of support for the Liberal Democrats, and despite Ed Miliband’s low personal […]