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The Waugh Room!

RSS News, gossip and insight from PoliticsHome Editor Paul Waugh

The Tragic Dangers of the Sea

Today we've had an all-too tragic reminder of the dangers of the sea. The husband of Tory MP Sheryll Murray, a trawlerman, has gone missing while fishing from his own boat 24 miles off the Cornwall coast. I've just...

IFS and buts on NHS spending

Fresh out of the IFS's briefing on the Budget, the main story seems to be the NHS spending figures. As I pointed out last night, the GDP deflator* (ie inflation as it affects our public services) means that cuts can b...

MPs' Tweeting and iPads allowed

At last, the forces of progress have won the day. The Commons Procedure Committee has today produced a report on "Use of hand-held electronic devices in the  Chamber and committees". In a nutshell, it concludes tha...

That North Sea tax problem

Yesterday, Treasury officials were adamant that there was "zero chance" that oil firms would seek to hike up pump prices to cover the tax hit imposed by the Chancellor. It took Danny Alexander a while to get fully bri...

That pesky GDP deflator

Buried in the Office for Budget Responsiblity's Economic and Fiscal Outlook today is its assessment of the GDP deflator. "What's that?" I hear you say. Well, it's a measure of inflation that allows Governments to tran...

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