3 September 2014

Britain Needs to Invest In Itself

When all things are taken into account, the UK is investing almost nothing in its economic future. The Coalition government may have conjured some temporary growth, but this will disappear without much more new investment and if we want to avoid long-term decline we need to act right now. The hard fact is that productivity growth in the UK has ground to a halt and there's a very simple reason for this: the UK, for the first time since the start of the Industrial Revolution, has virtually stopped investing in the type of economic activities which are capable of delivering increases in output per head of the population.

Twitter Troll Who Made Rape Threats To MP Thought It Was 'Really Funny'

Chris Ratcliffe/WPA-Rota

Cameron Accused Of Offending 'Basic Principles Of Law'

PA/PA Wire

George Galloway Breaks Silence Over Brutal Attack

PA

Does This Unseen Footage From Plebgate Finally Reveal What Happened?

PA

BoJo Says Airport Decision 'Just A Temporary Setback'

Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Vote 'No' If You Love Your Kids, Suggests Scottish Better Together Campaign

BetterTogether

Boris Island: A Map

Boris Drops The Idea That Could Have Ruined His Return To Parliament

Oli Scarff via Getty Images

David Cameron Loses Two Tory MPs In 24-Hours

PA/PA Archive

Abuse And Egg-Throwing Strangely Absent As Jim Murphy Rejoins Scottish Campaign Trail

Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Ministers Admit NHS Not Safe From Private Firms In Secret Trade Talks

George Osborne Dodges Ice Bucket Challenge

Martin Rickett/PA Wire

This Poll Is Projecting A Pretty Incredible Result In Clacton...

Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Rules Out Fighting Carswell For Clacton

Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Chief Constable Apologises Over 'Insensitive' Cliff Raid

PA

Fatwa Declares British Jihadis 'Heretics'

AFP

Thousands March To Protest Against Tony Abbott

Twitter/ActOnClimate

Gordon Brown 'Hurt Labour's Economic Credibility' By Refusing To Use The Word...

Jeff J Mitchell via Getty Images
Advertise On The Huffington Post

Follow HuffPost

    1. UK Politics
    1. UK Politics
    1. UK Politics
    2. View all RSS feeds

Here's What Happened In The #IndyRef Debate Today

Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Majority Of Britons 'Oppose Military Action Against Islamic State Militants'

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Scottish Debate Is Making Dave All 'Emotional And Nervous'

Facundo Arrizabalaga/WPA-Rota

Jim Murphy Blames Yes Campaign For Organised Abuse

BBC

Tory MPs Defy Cameron With Pledge To Leave European Union

PAUL HACKETT/WPA Rota

Better Together Accuses 'Yes' Campaign Of Turning 'Sinister

Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Payday Loans Leave Thousands More Struggling With Debts

Dan Kitwood via Getty Images

What George Osborne Felt About Being Booed At The Paralympics

Channel4

Osborne's 'March Of The Makers' Is Really Flagging

Matthew Horwood via Getty Images