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Meet Jeremy Corbyn's Economic Guru, Richard Murphy

Much excitement as Jeremy Corbyn appears to be steaming to victory in the Labour Party’s leadership election. And much of his economic policy is from a guru called Richard Murphy: ex of these pages here at Forbes some time ago and something of a <i>bete noir</i> for me. I might in fact be the only person …

Introducing 2016 Election Central: Your Guide to the Presidential Race

The 2016 presidential election will dominate the news, conversation and debate in America over the next 450+ days leading up to Election Day 2016. With a record 17 Republican candidates, five Democratic candidates and a constant stream of debates, there will be no shortage of political jousting, …

The 79 economists are thinking too narrowly

Ha-Joon Chang, Thomas Piketty and 77 others argue (Letters, 12 June) that there is “no basis in economics” for George Osborne’s plans to legislate for budget surpluses. This is reminiscent of the phrase used by the 364 economists who wrote to the Times arguing that there was “no basis in economic …

Class war vs the free market: haven’t we been here before?

With his attack on businesses and casual labour, Ed Miliband has turned the clock back to the Eighties<p>For those of you still depressed by that glimpse of political hell offered by the seven-headed beast last Thursday night, here is a cheering thought: that may have been the summit of its glory. I …

Germany's worst nightmare has come true

The Germans never wanted the single currency in the first place - they knew what it would lead to<p>It’s Germany’s worst nightmare. Increasingly isolated, ganged up on, and even hated by much of southern Europe, it is fast losing the argument over the future of the euro.<p>Even the Governor of the Bank …

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E-books Go Out of Fashion As Book Sales Revive

British book stores have good news for bibliophiles, reporting that more people have been buying physical books recently. What’s more, sales of …

Ed Miliband: Labour election campaign will be one of hope, not falsehood

Ed Miliband will on Monday declare day one of Labour’s general election battle as he promises to run a campaign of “hope, not falsehood” that will see him holding weekly question-time sessions with voters.<p>The Labour leader will list three priorities for government as putting working people first, …

Labour and a rejection of the tedious assumptions of Blairism

The defence of Blairism by Anne McElvoy (Britain’s new generation of populists fail the Blair test, 31 December) was a timely reminder of the now very tired and tedious assumptions made by political commentators of her kind over the previous 20 years. One of the worst is her assertion that …

The establishment, as ever, defends itself

While she’s probably correct in everything she writes about next year’s election, Polly Toynbee’s analysis (Opinion, 30 December) leaves out two key influences which will determine the way I vote. First, the vile way in which the British establishment combined – as effectively as blood’s white …

Can Europe learn anything from America's economic resurgence?

A combination of culture, understanding and sheer luck has led America out from the economic doldrums - shame the same can't be said of the eurozone<p>Of all the bad or simply inconsequential ideas to have gained traction over the past year – global wealth taxes, the caliphate, conscious uncoupling …

Ukip 'to unveil Left-leaning policies aimed at Labour voters within weeks'

Nigel Farage reportedly preparing a slew of announcements aimed at capturing Labour supporters in Northern constituencies<p>The UK Independence Party will unveil a string of new policies designed to woo disaffected Labour supporters, according to reports.<p>Ring-fencing NHS spending and raising the …

The country is on course for a brighter future

Over the past five years we have gone a long way to restoring our fortunes, but letting Labour into power risks throwing it all away<p>2015 is a big year for Britain – the year we decide whether to stick to the long-term plan that is turning our country around, or to squander the progress we have made.<p>…

How Will The Global Economy Do In 2015? Here's What You Should Know

The world can be a scary place, George Osborne seems to like suggesting, with every other economy in choppy waters as Britain's economy enjoys …

Tony Blair doubts Ed Miliband can win 2015 general election

Tony Blair has cast doubt on the likelihood of Labour leader Ed Miliband winning the next election, saying it could well be a contest that repeats previous Conservative victories against a traditional leftwing party.<p>The former Labour prime minister has until now disputed reports that he does not …

Theresa May still favourite to be next Tory leader among party faithful, poll finds

Home Secretary most likely to succeed David Cameron, seven points ahead of Boris Johnson, according to poll of supporters by ConservativeHome website<p>Theresa May is still considered to be the favourite to become the next leader of the Conservative Party despite the recent intensification of her feud …

Austerity, Ukip and the Indyref: the year in politics - digested

Politics,David Cameron,George Osborne,UK Independence party (Ukip),Scottish independence,UK news,Autumn statement 2014,Nigel Farage,Nick Clegg,Ed Miliband,Maria Miller<p>Our parliamentary sketch writer looks back on the major political events of 2014, through the eyes of David Cameron, George Osborne …

Mervyn King: reacting to financial crash was ‘exciting’

Ex-governor of Bank of England says working with US Federal Reserve to combat crisis was his biggest test<p>The Bank of England’s response to the global financial crisis was exciting to work on and prevented another Great Depression, its former governor, Lord King, has said.<p>King claimed his actions, …

Ed Miliband wants a counter-revolution, but doesn’t know how to get it

The Labour leader is convinced of his destiny but his rag-bag set of policies are incoherent<p>In an essay published on Christmas Eve 1943, George Orwell asked a simple question: “Can socialists be happy?” He had been thinking about Charles Dickens’s perennially popular fable, A Christmas Carol, and …

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

George Osborne public spending plan ‘a political suicide note’, says David Laws

The Liberal Democrats have made their boldest step yet to distance themselves from Conservative economic policy when David Laws, a former deputy to George Osborne, described the chancellor’s public spending plans to 2020 as a political suicide note. They were so severe, he said, that they made …

How the Union was almost lost: The inside story of the Scottish independence campaign's last 100 days

Three months ago it was announced Scotland rejected independence. After extensive interviews with key pro-UK figures, Ben Riley-Smith gives a personal view on what really was happening behind the scenes in the Unionist campaign<p><i>The Telegraph has exclusively interviewed more than 15 central figures</i> …

Japan govt approves $29 billion stimulus spending, impact in doubt

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s government approved on Saturday stimulus spending worth $29 billion aimed at helping the country’s lagging regions and households with subsidies, merchandise vouchers and other steps, but analysts are skeptical about how much it can spur growth.<p>Japan's Prime Minister …

This Coalition has never banged the drum for its social revolution

As the long election campaign begins, the Government’s record is astonishing<p>Last Friday, a significant moment passed almost unnoticed. Britain entered the election period, meaning that from now on all party spending must be reported to the Electoral Commission.<p>The longest general election campaign …