Oxford economics professor asks whether austerity can survive the hypocrisy of the “magic money tree” and the DUP deal

Simon Wren-Lewis, an Economics professor at Oxford University, asks: “Can austerity survive such hypocrisy?” He says there is “no economic problem with ending austerity”, but recognises austerity is a “vote loser” for the Tories, especially with top Tories such as … Continue reading Oxford economics professor asks whether austerity can survive the hypocrisy of the “magic money tree” and the DUP deal

David Lidington blames leadership gossip on hot weather and “too many summer parties”

David Lidington has spoken out against rumours of Theresa May being branded “dead in the water” by a former Tory chief whip, blaming July’s “hot weather” and “too many summer parties”. He called it a “silly story” and “self-indulgent gossip”. … Continue reading David Lidington blames leadership gossip on hot weather and “too many summer parties”

Grant Shapps says countless MPs didn’t exchange “a single word” with Theresa May over her first year as PM

Grant Shapps has written a scathing article for The Sun about Theresa May’s team, in which he claims countless of her own MPs were “left bemused and excluded, not having exchanged a single word with the PM.” Shapps is the … Continue reading Grant Shapps says countless MPs didn’t exchange “a single word” with Theresa May over her first year as PM

Top economist Richard Murphy slams austerity: “The economic crash was not Labour’s fault”

Top economist Richard Murphy reported for Tax Research UK that Cameron and Osborne would be found guilty by a jury of their peers for a mishandling of the economy after the economic crash. He adds that the UK crash “would … Continue reading Top economist Richard Murphy slams austerity: “The economic crash was not Labour’s fault”

Former Tory cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell says Theresa May has lost all authority and “should go”

Andrew Mitchell, a former Tory cabinet minister and close personal and political ally of David Davis, has told a secret Commons dinner party that the Tories need a new leader, according to the Daily Mail. A Conservative MP present at … Continue reading Former Tory cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell says Theresa May has lost all authority and “should go”