All posts by Meghnad Desai

Look beyond Brexit for solution to UK growth

Look beyond Brexit for solution to UK growth

‘Magic bullet’ has failed to assuage growth anxiety ...
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Climate change action is a collective failure

Climate change action is a collective failure

COP27 deliberating same concerns as 50 years ago ...
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UK growth anxiety is nothing new

UK growth anxiety is nothing new

Recurrent crises since 1950s have agonised markets ...
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Sunak’s priority is to stay afloat

Sunak’s priority is to stay afloat

Britain is in dire straits, so new PM will have a lot of space. We will find out soon enough whether that is enough. ...
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If Truss becomes prime minister, sterling will crash

If Truss becomes prime minister, sterling will crash

Lesson from Margaret Thatcher: foolhardy to aim for bonanza in the midst of stagflation ...
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World order may fragment following Ukraine conflict

World order may fragment following Ukraine conflict

Russia-Ukraine war could end with use of nuclear weapons ...
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War has shattered illusions of the West

War has shattered illusions of the West

UN has been shown to be a failure ...
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Ukraine conflict heralds a new kind of war

Ukraine conflict heralds a new kind of war

Finance may not be powerful weapon the West imagines ...
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Beware central bankers on monetarist war path

Beware central bankers on monetarist war path

Lesson of Kondratieff: short-run policy changes may worsen crisis ...
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Power and delusion: Cummings, the cook and Carrie

Power and delusion: Cummings, the cook and Carrie

Johnson’s episodes bring repercussions for the US and Scotland ...
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Why Boris Johnson needs a new home

Why Boris Johnson needs a new home

Controversy or not, it’s time Britain found a decent prime minister’s residence ...
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