Britain’s Economic Policy

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The devastation has only just begun It will become even more apparent when and if Brexit actually happens. The value of sterling has fallen sharply. This is already  increasing prices of foods imported from the EU. Effects on the welfare of poor people who spend nearly a quarter of their incomes on food will be severe. As..

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From about 1960 to 1979, most economists believed that the UK economy was in a dreadful state, and that something ought to be done about it. Between 1945 and 1948, the Labour Government elected in 1945  implemented some policies which were helpful to the whole of society, such as initiating a National Health Service and..

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Joanna Blythman,  Swallow This: Serving up the food industry’s darkest secrets: Published by Fourth Estate, London, 2015 The companies which dominate the packaged food industry are typical of companies which control an increasing proportion of the world’s economic output: their principal motivation is to increase the profits which accrue to their shareholders. This book provides..

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THE CASE OF BRITAIN Two hundred years ago, Britain owned and ran the largest empire the world had ever known, and was the “workshop of the world” –the richest country in the world, the world’s first major manufacturing nation making more manufactured goods than any other country. But Britain is now  the ninth largest manufacturing..

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The new Lloyds Bank boss is to get an annual package of £13m, with a £4m ‘golden hello’, (The Guardian 31st  March  2011). In his interview with Charles Moore reported in the Daily Telegraph earlier the same month  (5th March ) , Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, pointed out  that  manufacturing..