Friday 25th March 2011 | 11:07
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.
Thursday 24th March 2011 | 15:21
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...
Thursday 24th March 2011 | 12:09
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...
Thursday 24th March 2011 | 07:17
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...
Wednesday 23rd March 2011 | 17:12
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...