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Thomas Paterson

Chief Economist at Gold Made Simple

Tom is the Chief Economist at Gold Made Simple, one of the world's leading gold bullion services. He is head of editorial and research. Tom previously worked as a Broker on a Futures and Options desk at a main brokerage in Canary Wharf and was responsible for the production of “The Economissed” , a research paper tracking Macro themes and trade ideas. Tom is a keen student of the Austrian School of Economics – or as he refers to it ‘real’ economics.

Is the Bank of England Really Independent?

A couple of months ago, while promoting his new book, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, let slip to the BBC that during the 2008 crisis he had become so exasperated with the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, that he sought advice from the Treasury on whether he could over-rule the Bank.
09/11/2011 12:46 GMT

The Bank of England's Credibility is Hanging by a Thread

So, CPI inflation in the UK has reached a record high of 5.2% since CPI data began, matching the previous record of September 2008. This is now the 22nd month in a row that the Bank of England has missed its target - and not just by a little amount.
18/10/2011 23:58 BST