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Bronwen Maddox: George Osborne’s Budget shows he has learnt the lessons of power

George Osborne’s Budget – the first purely Conservative Budget in nearly 20 years – was “radical”, “far-sighted”, “tactical as ever”, though not without its weaknesses, according to Bronwen Maddox, Editor of Prospect Magazine. He maintained his credentials as the austerity Chancellor set on balancing Britain’s books. But his numbers relied on contestable projections. Measures increasing

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Jim O’Neill urges “Current antibiotics are becoming increasingly ineffective”

Writing for Project Syndicate, Jim O’Neill, Chairman of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), discusses the state of current antibiotics, and the G-7’s commitment to tackling AMR. O’Neill argues that current antibiotics are becoming ineffective, especially when fighting common illnesses, as well as serious infections, and the more serious infections such as tuberculosis and malaria are now at

Grexit and Brexit? Expert Speakers on the Future of Europe

    Months of tense negotiations over Greece’s debt crisis have come to a head, with capital controls being imposed and banks closed throughout the country to stave off a full-blown financial implosion. Markets are jittery at the prospect of contagion hitting the so-called “periphery” countries. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron is laying the groundwork to

"Would it actually matter if Britain left the EU?" Eurozone expert Wolfgang Münchau analyses the economics of Brexit - Photo by Sebastian Zwez - Wikimedia Commons - CC BY 3.0

“Would it actually matter if Britain left the EU?” Eurozone expert Wolfgang Münchau analyses the economics of Brexit

Wolfgang Münchau is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the Eurozone. Writing for Prospect Magazine, he argues that whilst there is a case for Britain remaining a member of the European Union, it has little to do with economics. Wolfgang counters the common economic arguments for staying in, and demonstrates that relying on insecure arguments serves nobody. For example,

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“Between Debt and the Devil”: Listen to Adair Turner draw from his new book to discuss the causes behind the financial crisis

Lord Adair Turner is one of the world’s most influential experts on global economic trends, finance, and macro prudential regulation. Speaking with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at Chartwell, Adair discusses the key messages behind his forthcoming book – “Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance” (Princeton, October 2015). Adair argues that whilst

"UK Foreign Policy: Not Going AWOL" says Director of Chatham House Robin Niblett - Photo by Foreign and Commonwealth Office - flickr.com - CC BY 2.0

“UK Foreign Policy: Not Going AWOL” says Director of Chatham House Robin Niblett

Robin Niblett, an expert on UK foreign policy, has argued that although the UK has been accused recently of stepping off the international stage, leaving Germany and France to run the show, Britain’s seeming lack of engagement “does not paint an accurate picture of the country’s overall foreign policy.” Robin outlines three reasons for this. First, he believes

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