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A crunch is coming for higher education funding, Eagle Eye

A crunch is coming for higher education funding

Whoever wins the next election will face a very difficult situation

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 28 July 2014 at 1:08 pm

Ed Miliband’s unwise speech, Eagle Eye

Ed Miliband’s unwise speech

Esteemed colleague Andrew Grice said: “Rarely in 30 years of reporting national politics have I seen such a candid, self-aware and self-deprecating speech.” Fellow Blairite zombie Daniel Hodges, on the other hand, thought it was “one of most breathtakingly cynical and hypocritical speeches I’ve ever seen delivered by a major British politician”.
I observe merely that [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 July 2014 at 11:34 am

Paul Fisher: the full transcript, Chunomics

Paul Fisher: the full transcript

I’ve interviewed Paul Fisher, who this month attended his final Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meeting. He is now deputy head of the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority.

Here’s the full transcript below for those who are interested in monetary policy and financial regulation.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 at 12:01 am

Voters say women promoted for “presentational reasons”, Eagle Eye

Voters say women promoted for “presentational reasons”

Voters are sceptical about the Government reshuffle, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror.
Most people, 56 per cent, said women were promoted for “presentational reasons” and only 24 per cent said women were promoted “on merit”. Overall, only 20 per cent said the reshuffle improved my view of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 7:30 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
In addition to asking people how they intend to vote, we asked if people agree or disagreed with the following statements:
Politicians have probably covered up child sex abuse by other senior politicians in the past
Allegations of child sex abuse [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 10:33 am

What Harriet Said And What Harriet Meant, Eagle Eye

What Harriet Said And What Harriet Meant

Labour was embarrassed at PMQs by David Cameron reading out something Harriet Harman had said on LBC yesterday. But if you read the full transcript, helpfully provided by the Conservatives, it would seem that she was trying to explain why middle-income people pay more in tax than those on lower incomes.
Embarrassment over.
Questioner: I would like to [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 12:55 pm

Iraq’s WMD and the Test of Reasonableness, Eagle Eye

Iraq’s WMD and the Test of Reasonableness

Cross-post by Mugwump.
This 9,000-word article looks at why intelligence services around the world were so sure that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in 2003. I re-post it here because it is an impressive piece of work, bringing together evidence from a wide range of sources.
Photo of soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 at 1:48 pm

Those incredible spending cuts continued…, Chunomics

Those incredible spending cuts continued…

The collective day-to-day spending of all those other departments – Business, Home Office, Justice, Environment, Culture etc – would fall from £94.6bn in 2011/12 to just £29.7bn in 2018/19. That’s a real terms cut of 70%.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Monday, 7 July 2014 at 2:09 pm

The Rentoul Media Empire, Eagle Eye

The Rentoul Media Empire

Further to my post yesterday about more of my stuff appearing on Independent Voices, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday’s online and print comment section, and less of it appearing on the blog, the boffins have told me that there is an RSS feed on my author page, which includes my daily catch-up feature: [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 4 July 2014 at 10:40 am

Austerity is set to make poverty worse, Chunomics

Austerity is set to make poverty worse

Two-thirds of children in poverty are from households where at least one parent is in work, compared to only two-fifths in 1996.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 at 4:43 pm


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