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'Stop Calling Me A 'Loser' And Start Doing Something Instead'

Gavin Kelly | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
Gavin Kelly

Those who (like me) believe that open economies remain the best way of securing broadly-based prosperity need to take these wider questions of policy design and public consent seriously. Far more so than has been the case over the last generation, and in ways that will upset aspects of conventional thinking.

Africa's Massive Revenue Losses From Tax Incentives

Mark Curtis | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Mark Curtis

For over 30 years, Western countries such as the US and UK, and international bodies like the World Bank and IMF, have told African governments to cut...

It's a Consensus, Not a Conspiracy, When Allies Say 'Don't Leave the EU'

Damian Collins | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

No serious person can accuse the leaders of the largest democracies in the world of being part of some giant conspiracy. Our allies have their own interests, as well as ours, at heart when they take these positions. They cannot, and should not, be dismissed.

EU Referendum - Voting Leave From a Progressive Position Is Possible

Chris Tavner | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

A Leave vote does not have to be one to call for the borders to be closed, it can be a call instead to demand not just to allow free movement of workers in Europe, but also to allow in refugees escaping our bombs in the Middle East.

Where There's a Will There's a Way

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Imagine you needed to solve the greatest problem facing humanity; a problem that was universally acknowledged and whose solution was an urgent necessity. Most of us would do anything to save a person we love. Surely we would also spend any amount of money, mortgage our futures even, to save the planet, our life-support system, from catastrophic climate change? But with such commitment and devotion comes vulnerability. This is particularly so when it comes to the issue of climate finance.

The Bitter Taste of Tax Avoidance

Anders Dahlbeck | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK
Anders Dahlbeck

Caroline Muchanga showing her market stall tax receipt Mazabuka is known as "the sweetest town in Zambia". The town's other source of fame, industri...

As the Blame Game Continues, the Humanitarian Crisis Deepens in Eastern Ukraine

Jo Simmons | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Jo Simmons

If the Ukrainian government want to avoid falling victim to this well established Russian tactic they would do well to stop taking the bait and start living up to their own rhetoric about eastern residents being as valued as Ukrainian citizens as their western counterparts. A good start would be to lift the blockade and reinstate pensions for its most vulnerable people.

The Greek Bailout Deal Resolves Nothing

John Springford | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
John Springford

The new bailout deal signals Greece's capitulation to its creditors, something which has important ramifications for the bailout's success. Even if the deal makes it through the Greek parliament in the coming weeks, the programme's economic incoherence will make it fall apart.

The Greek Tragedy: An Illogical Attachment to the Euro

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The misery of austerity suffered by the people will be prolonged, and will cascade onto future generations. Greece's sovereignty and independence are being sacrificed for what?

Greece Just Hammered the First Nail in the Coffin of Milton Friedman's Legacy

Manuel Barcia | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

Earlier this week Naomi Klein was asked in Twitter whether she thought that what we are seeing in Greece corresponds to the early stages of the Shock ...

Tsipras - Hero of the Left or Just Reckless?

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

20th of June saw the London anti-Austerity protests as one of the largest London demonstrations in years, as people turned out to stand against Camero...

It's Total Chaos Outside Greek Banks As Savers Rush To Withdraw Money

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

There were chaotic scenes in Greece today as pensioners rushed on banks to try to withdraw money, following the country's failure to pay back a €1.6...

Greece Heads Towards Default As Merkel Rules Out Fresh Negotiations

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

There will be no more negotiations with Greece until after Sunday’s referendum, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, leaving the Mediter...

A Greek Tragedy That Can Only Be Ended by Greece Leaving the Euro

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What kind of system have we created where our elite inflict austerity on ordinary people that causes misery and suffering to millions, while financiers and gamblers of financial markets enjoy such a bonanza of riches? The mind boggles.

The Larger Battle Being Fought By the Greeks

Manuel Barcia | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

As for the EU, there's little else to say. They have gone from promising the earth and the heavens to their citizens, to becoming the executioners of the IMF and their own bankers. Pity they cannot see that by carrying out like this, they are not just destroying Greece but also the very foundations of their precious and profitable political and economic unity. For them, too, the hour of reckoning is nigh.

The Green Party Is Right to Question Growth - It's the Problem, not the Cure

Bradley Allsop | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

If we could replace this growth meme with another, the idea that human, animal and environmental wellbeing are the goal, and that growth is not always the best way to achieve this, we could save ourselves. The question is, can we do this before it's too late?

Pyrrhic Victory Over Greek Monster

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Without a deal between Athens and Brussels and the IMF on economic reforms and repayments of loans within the next couple of months a Grexit or Graccident would be the most extreme outcome. We cannot rule out that the parties will fail to find a solution seeing as how the Greeks are dawdling and in the light of the harsh words uttered by, among others, Germany.

Letter from Macedonia

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

In Macedonia the critics are silenced, opponents are imprisoned, the budget is empty and ethnic tensions are reaching boiling point. What has led to this disaster?

If Britain Is Broken - They Didn't Break It

Duane Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Duane Hopkins

I was born in 73. I grew up in a working class family. A big family. A working class family that was part of a community. A community that was empl...

The Greek People Have Punctured the Smugness of the 'Moneymen'

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The humiliation of Greece by foreign politicians and unelected bodies, dictating what Greece must do regardless of what harm it causes its people, must be too much to bear in a country that gave the world the concept of democracy.

'Britain And US Are Leading Global Recovery'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

Britain and the United States are leading global recovery, the head of the IMF has said. In a major boost for David Cameron, Christine Lagarde praised...

IMF Chief Lagarde Charged In Corruption Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has been charged with "negligence" in a corruption investigation relating to her time ...

Managing Housing Market Risks in the United Kingdom

Ruy Lama | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Ruy Lama

House prices are rising rapidly in the UK at an annual rate of 10.5 percent. House price inflation is particularly high in London (20 percent per year...

GDP Figures: How the Economy Recovered Should Be Cause for Caution

Spencer Thompson | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Spencer Thompson

Friday's preliminary GDP estimate for the second quarter of 2014 shows an economy growing at 0.8% a quarter, and recovering it's pre-recession level of output. It would be wrong to take this as a sign of 'business-as-usual' however, when fundamental problems with the UK economy remain.

IMF Chief Lagarde Says Non To Top EU Post

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has insisted that she is 'not a candidate" to be next president of the European Commission...