Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Harry Phibbs | Speaker Bercow will probably survive – but he doesn’t deserve to

    • source icon
    • 13:23
  • Mark Ferguson | Where does Labour really stand on a “Health Tax”?

    • source icon
    • 12:35
  • Tim Stanley | Douglas Carswell shock: turns out some Tory MPs are still a bitRight-wing

    • source icon
    • 12:34
  • Jonathan Calder | Douglas Carswell speaking in favour of open primaries

    • source icon
    • 12:17
  • Alex Massie | A carnival of politics: three cheers for the Scottish independencereferendum.

    • source icon
    • 11:58
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

New fear of 'triple dip'

New fear of 'triple dip'

The services sector shrank for the first time in two years in December, raising new fears of a 'triple-dip' recession.

Markit's PMI survey found that the services index fell from 50.2 in November to 48.9 in December - any figure below 50 is considered a contraction.

Meanwhile output fell 0.2% in the final quarter of last year.

"The first fall in service sector activity for two years raises the likelihood that the UK economy is sliding back into recession," said Markit's chief economist Chris Williamson.

Green Box: New fear of 'triple dip' Click to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more