Economics, Finance and Money
Crime and Punishment: Lived Reality is Now Divorced From Electoral Politics
Sam Bright considers why, after years of stagnating wealth and declining health in Britain, the Conservative Party hasn’t seen its support slump sooner?
Young People As Prime Targets: Student Loan Hike is the Latest Frontier of the Conservative ‘Culture War’
By allowing student loan debt to soar, the Government is seeking yet more division between young and old, says Maheen Behrana
Post-Brexit Britain: A Rotting, Corrupted State
Chris Grey explores why the UK’s departure from the EU cannot be separated from other challenging political and public developments in Britain today
Wage Stagnation and the Conservative Party’s Ideological War on Workers
The current cost of living crisis can be placed firmly in the context of the Conservative Party’s antipathy to the strife of the working class, says Thomas Perrett
The Non-Dom Conservative Oligarchy
Playboys and plutocrats are now the natural constituency of Boris Johnson’s party, argues Sam Bright
Rishi Sunak’s Family Tax Affairs Raise Questions He Can't Avoid
We need to know how the Chancellor can defend raising taxes for ordinary Britons while his own family avoids paying large sums in taxes, argues Adam Bienkov
Has Austerity Made it Harder to Find Dirty Money?
Sian Norris asks if cuts to the criminal justice system, and wealthy oligarchs spending big bucks on the best lawyers to protect their riches, have impacted efforts to go after financial crime