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Stop saying Brexit Britain could follow a “Singapore model”—it wouldn’t work here

First published: Prospect, 27/11/17   This one-time mosquito-ridden equatorial trading port has become a sparkle in the global economy, and in the UK, it has gathered new fans among those yearning to make Brexit Britain a sort of Atlantic version.

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As a statement of preparedness for Brexit, Hammond’s Budget falls short

First published: Prospect, 22/11/17   How should we think about Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Budget? His job is a bit like that of someone who’s doubling up as both the captain and the cabin crew of the economic aeroplane in which

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Patrick Minford and fan club: the carpetbaggers of Brexit

First published: Infacts, 17/11/2017 Economists for Free Trade (EfFT), a small pro-Brexit group, claimed earlier this year and again this month to the Pavlovian joy of the Brexit-leaning media, that leaving the single market and the customs union would deliver

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The government’s economic plan has been torpedoed by a productivity shift

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 10/10/17 New OBR figures lay bare the challenge facing Brexit Britain Theresa May’s government is creating enough of its own bad news without any help from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), created in 2010 to provide

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Whatever happened to the party of economic competence?

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 2/10/2017 As they gather for conference, the Tories must fight to save their brand This week’s Conservative Party conference will probably make for a sorry spectacle. The weakness of the prime minister means no end to the

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