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Britain: one nation, multiple recessions, Chunomics

Britain: one nation, multiple recessions

London, which accounted for 22 per cent of output in 2008, contributed just 1 per cent of the total decline of GVA over the four years to 2012. Yorkshire & Humber, by contrast, accounted for just 7 per cent of output in 2008, but contributed 16 per cent to the overall decline.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Monday, 17 February 2014 at 4:27 pm

Ed Davey vs Ed Miliband, round 94, Eagle Eye

Ed Davey vs Ed Miliband, round 94

Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary, gave a speech at the progressive think tank, IPPR, last week, which was reported as an attack on climate-change sceptics in the Conservative Party. In fact, what was striking about it was its warmth towards mainstream Tories and the strength of the attack on Ed [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 17 February 2014 at 2:10 pm

Peak UKIP, Eagle Eye

Peak UKIP

UKIP is in decline from now on, I argue in The Independent on Sunday today. The foremost academics who study the party, Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin, were politer in their assessment of its showing in the Wythenshawe by-election, that it was a “solid advance”.
That is true, but a solid advance is not enough. The [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 16 February 2014 at 10:26 pm

Words That Used To Mean the Opposite, Eagle Eye

Words That Used To Mean the Opposite

I have a Top 10 Words That Used to Mean the Opposite in The Independent on Sunday magazine, The New Review, today. Too late for inclusion, Alison Graham pointed out that “oversight” has two, almost opposite, meanings, and my friend Francis Wheen (pictured) wrote to offer a word that deserves a blog post all of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 16 February 2014 at 4:57 pm

Miliband Plays Politics with Floods, Eagle Eye

Miliband Plays Politics with Floods

Ed Miliband in his interview in The Observer today accuses David Cameron of appearing to retreat from his support for the green cause.
That is rich coming from someone who has done so much to undermine policies to reduce climate change with his promise to freeze energy prices. The Financial Times carries almost daily reports of international [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 16 February 2014 at 3:25 pm

Blow to UKIP in ComRes Poll, Eagle Eye

Blow to UKIP in ComRes Poll

UKIP has dropped four points in the latest ComRes opinion poll for tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. And UKIP, which was the most favourably viewed party last month, has fallen behind Labour and the Conservatives in our Favourability Index.
Con 32% (+2)
Lab [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 15 February 2014 at 7:28 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. As well asking people how they would vote in a general election, we have repeated our Favourability Index, asking if people have a “favourable or unfavourable view” of the four main parties and their leaders. This month we [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 15 February 2014 at 10:41 am

New Crop of Names, Eagle Eye

New Crop of Names

I can’t give up on American football yet, say Alex Massie and Steve Evans, just because the Super Bowl is over and the season is done. There is a new season to come and the NFL draft to look forward to. Not only could the NFL sign up its first out gay player, Michael Sam, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 14 February 2014 at 10:46 pm

The Pro-Death Movement, Eagle Eye

The Pro-Death Movement

I was hoping to write something lighthearted today, but no such luck. A friend sent me a link to this piece on the ultra-right US website Newsbusters, and it’s made me so incandescently angry I have to write it out of my system.
I’d like to start by saying that the grief being expressed by the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 14 February 2014 at 5:56 pm

The Definition of Marriage, Eagle Eye

The Definition of Marriage

These are tumultuous times for the LGBT movement, with each passing year bringing exhilaration and despair in roughly equal measure.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 13 February 2014 at 7:54 pm


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