My views on economic policy and the banking crisis. I'm campaigning with the Christian Socialist Movement on bank reform to separate risky banking from the banks which handle retail deposits.
Reviewing a speech by Ed Balls.
Progress, 31 July 2014
 Economic Policy 
Getting it right on spending is essential for Labour.
Progress, 30 May 2014
Growth, cost of living, tax, and spending.
Progress, 24 April 2014
This wasn't a Budget about investing in our future.
Progress, 21 March 2014
We need to do much more to communicate the overall message.
LabourList 30 January 2014
The UK economy is growing. Living standards are improving for some. What should Labour do?
Progress, 16 January 2016
My take on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and what Labour should do.
Progress, 6 December 2013
How Labour can be promote market reform while still keeping business onside.
Progress, 3 December 2013
 Banking Reform 
Making the case for a tax on trading and how it can be a One Nation policy.
Left Foot Forward, 6 August 2013
It should be Labour policy
Progress, 16 July 2012
The LIBOR scandal, banks, and Labour Party policy
Progress, 5 July 2012
The Independent Commission on Banking has published its final report. It's tough but doesn't go far enough.
Progress, 12 September 2011
We need power to be dispersed throughout society - and it's not too late for bank reform to lead the way.
Progress, 22 July 2011
The Independent Banking Commission has published its interim report, but it does not go far enough.
Progress, 11 April 2011
Speech on bank reform to Labour conference fringe event.
Labour Conference fringe, 29 September 2010
 Economic Indicators 
Dec 13   +2.0%
Dec 13   +2.7%
% adult workforce
Nov 13 7.1%  
% change
Q3 13 +0.8% +1.9%
Public Debt
% of GDP
Dec 13 75.7% Info
Public Borrowing
Dec 13 £12.1bn Info
  Info from the Office for National Statistics.
 Economic Blogging 
Are living standards improving?
Debating austerity in the Financial Times
Economic optimism rising...
Responsible capitalism - talking about ethical investment
An economy crib sheet
A staggering abdication of leadership
The battle for economic credibility
Defence by default
Hard Times
Why the zero-based spending review is so important
 Labour News