Matthew Lynn

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Cameron Should Have Told us to Pay off Our Debts

(1) Comments | Posted 6 October 2011 | (00:00)

When the Prime Minister David Cameron decided to devote a portion of his conference speech to urging us all to pay off our debts, he must have known he'd face a blizzard of criticism from the mainstream economies profession.

But he should have stuck to his guns - and not...

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Osborne's Plan B - Follow Ronald Reagan

(17) Comments | Posted 30 September 2011 | (00:00)

In the days leading up to George Osborne's speech to the Conservative Party Conference, we will hear a lot about Plan B. With the economy in the doldrums, we'll be told, he should go easy on the deficit, and spend more money on public works instead. He's cutting too far...

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We'll Regret The Decline In Home Ownership

(1) Comments | Posted 31 August 2011 | (00:00)

There aren't many things the whole country can agree on. That Gary Barlow isn't as good as Simon Cowell on the X-Factor perhaps. Or that Pippa Middleton has a stunning, er, figure. But for a generation or more there was one thing we could all agree on. Owning your own...

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There is One Last Chance to Save The Euro - Suspend Greece

(11) Comments | Posted 21 July 2011 | (00:00)

There is only one number you need to know to understand just how much is at stake as the leaders of the euro zone gather on Thursday for yet another attempt to come up with a rescue plan for the euro. Seven.

Once the yield on a country's ten-year...

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Switch Out Of Sterling While You Still Can

(1) Comments | Posted 14 July 2011 | (18:54)

Your bags should be packed. The swimsuit chosen, and a couple of paperbacks picked out. But if you haven't switched your pounds into a foreign currency yet, you still aren't fully prepared for the summer holidays.

The time to get out of sterling is now. The pound is heading...

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