Peter Ingram
Disability has reduced a formerly active individual physically but not mentally. In 2009 I was required to take medical severance due to Multiple Sclerosis. I remain Senior Research Fellow at the University of Surrey and active in research interests. I have direct experience in policy formulation, teaching and journalism.

Entries by Peter Ingram

The Scottish Referendum

(0) Comments | Posted 28 November 2013 | (11:30)

Cameron needs the Scottish people to reject independence in order to boost his own fortunes. To this end Cameron's inner cabinet has made this month a crucial decision with respect to ship building on the river Clyde just outside Glasgow, as oppose to the fortunes of Portsmouth in the south...

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Reflections on the Iron Lady

(0) Comments | Posted 22 April 2013 | (12:45)

As an occasional Huffington Post blogger with an interest in both politics and economics perhaps I could say some thoughts that reflect the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher was reputed to have done much for the reform of the British labour market; she was also Britain's first female...

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Police Pay Reform

(0) Comments | Posted 10 January 2013 | (15:29)

Political representation of the police force is clearly a vital issue for any government. Margaret Thatcher found this essential fact out when she achieved election in 1979. At that time she was starting to introduce a number of political initiatives that were profoundly unpopular with the youth of the nation....

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Mid Term Situation of the Coalition Government

(0) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (10:58)

Some commentators consider when assessing domestic politics that two of the party leaders that stood in 2010 will not carry forward their party during the next election in 2015. At this time we are half way through a predicted period between general elections. This is extremely unusual for Britain. Normally...

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Economic Growth in Britain

(0) Comments | Posted 1 November 2012 | (13:08)

In Pursuit of Growth

Economic growth is the increase in the amount of the goods and services produced by an economy over time. It is conventionally measured as the percent rate of increase in real gross domestic product, or real GDP.

Post War History of Britain's Economic Growth


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Why is Greece Facing a Debt Crisis?

(2) Comments | Posted 28 February 2012 | (10:53)

The euro, while a bold idea, is being tested at the moment. Whilst British exposure to Greek debt is more limited, there are a number of countries where their banks are more disposed to the possibility of Greek default.

Default on the Greek debts has now been put off...

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Why Arent The Young More Angry?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 October 2011 | (13:17)

I was brought up in a more angry expressive age. The cold war and the dread of nuclear annihilation meant that war would be unlikely to follow unless it was mutually assured destruction. As a young man in this climate I had the opportunity to go to university. I received...

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Defining Competitive Advantage

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2011 | (13:16)

As most British universities recommence for the next academic year, many fledgling learners will be starting on these courses as the last cohort of students to go through university without the up to £9000 debt annually. Faced with the prospects of student debt in their selection of degree course, many...

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Further Electoral Reform in Britain off the Agenda For a Generation

(3) Comments | Posted 20 September 2011 | (13:34)

Electoral reform of some sort has long been an objective of the Liberal Democratic Party. More recently they have increased their support but electoral reform has long remained an objective. Over the last forty years there have been two hung parliaments. The first in 1974 and more recently in 2010.

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Why is There Grade Inflation: 'Performance' as the Product

(0) Comments | Posted 23 August 2011 | (06:00)

Grade inflation can devalue students' achievements but there is an economic explanation as to why this happens. Assessment of service sector output is omnipresent. But with school exam results, following this years admirable A level results, executive pay continually rising and audit standards falling, can it always be regarded as...

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Moral Hazard In The UK

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2011 | (13:27)

Moral hazard occurs when a party insulated from risk may behave differently than it would behave if it were fully exposed to the risk.

In economics the notion of moral hazard has always been something I have found difficult to explain/teach. In the English language moral hazard has an amusing...

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Are We Working Too Hard?

(3) Comments | Posted 22 July 2011 | (12:49)

How 'hard' do you work in your activities at your workplace?

The appropriate response for most individuals in their job in Britain should always be 'very' hard. Britain has now become a workaholic society. Recently I have heard the phrase "we relish the challenge." Nowadays only correspondents from the...

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