‘Levelling with the public’ seems to mean deceiving them

In the widely publicised recent article in the FT “Sunak warns of bill to be paid to tackle UK’s ‘exposed’ finances”, there is much talk of him ‘levelling with people’ (this seems to be different from levelling up). He has since talked on much of Sunday’s television about being brutally honest with the public about… Read more

Saving to ensure our talents don’t go to waste – by Keir Starmer

I’ve examined further Keir Starmer’s recent speech conducted without an audience where he said: Today, our moral crusade must be to address the inequalities and injustices that this [Covid] crisis has so brutally exposed. I think this is a very fair point. Keir Starmer suggests it is not just a political question, it is an… Read more

Good Law Project 1 – Government Nil

Good news is currently pretty limited but the High Court decision that the Health Secretary should have published all his PPE contracts. is certainly some. It found that: “The Secretary of State acted unlawfully by failing to comply with the Transparency Policy” and that “there is now no dispute that, in a substantial number of… Read more

Keir Starmer inches towards radical finance ideas

I was certainly delighted that Keir Starmer suggested ‘Recovery bonds’ as a method – in order to, well, recover from the Covid hangover. Yes, most on Progressive Pulse know that government creates money out of thin air so never needs bonds. But others of us might like bonds in order that those savings might earn… Read more