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A national action plan

Geoff Tily

A national action plan to protect the economy and begin to repair the country In the wake of the vote to leave the European Union two immediate actions are necessary: supporting the economy through the present extreme uncertainty and preventing recession; and in doing so, starting to deal with the severe cleavage indicated by the…

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The genius and limitation of the Swedish model

Carl Rowlands

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Olaf Palme, Sweden’s Social Democrat prime minister, only so far warranting minimal attention in the British media. However, in Sweden, Palme, and his assassination, remain a constant source of fascination. His domestic policies, perhaps surprisingly, were regarded at the time as being centrist, placing him…

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A one-off wealth tax

Nick Donovan

The repercussions of the global financial crisis still shape European politics. First, large public deficits developed as governments, in order to avoid a global depression, bailed out banks and propped up economies. This gave an opening to politicians on the right to place deficit reduction as the central economic task in the mind of the…

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