The parties have spoken but does what they say matter?

It’s been party manifestos week, with Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and UKIP all publishing their blueprints for the next five years. A cross dressing exercise Both Labour and the Conservatives attempted something of a cross-dressing exercise. Labour, conscious of their reputation for being uncertain guardians of the economy, placed, on page 1 of their manifesto, a “Budget Responsibility Lock”. The pledge, … Continue reading The parties have spoken but does what they say matter?

Labour’s Problem With Outsourcing

The Labour Party has in recent weeks been accused of being ‘anti-business’. This is something of an old trope attack line from the Conservative party but it certainly hasn’t helped that Labour has been unable to reel off a convincing list of key business supporters when asked and criticised for the Shadow Chancellor effectively telling small business that they are likely to avoid tax unless … Continue reading Labour’s Problem With Outsourcing