From the daily archives:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Enterprise Zones: Are They All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

March 25, 2011

Now, don’t get me wrong – this piece is not going to be an exercise in bashing Enterprise Zones simply because the Coalition Government announced plans for twenty one new ones in the budget. In Wales during the 1980′s and 1990′s we gained much from the work of the Welsh Development Agency, which was like […]

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#127: 1971, Isaac Hayes, Theme From Shaft

March 25, 2011

In an attempt to provide some balance for all the oestrogen of the last 7 days, we are well overdue some testosterone.  And what better song can there be on the manly man front than Isaac Hayes’ theme tune from the 1971 Blaxploitation classic, Shaft; a film that heralded a genre that was so influential […]

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Grasping the Nettle: The Banks Are Bust

March 25, 2011

On Wednesday evening the Portuguese government resigned as a result of rejection by parliament of the latest austerity package, incredibly the fourth in the last 12 months.   As ever, the austerity package included cuts to healthcare, welfare spending and pensions.   Bond yields on 10 year treasury debt is now up to 7.3% and Portugal looks […]

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Labour Gains From Capital Punishment

March 25, 2011

Following the South West regional poll earlier this week, UK Polling Report have published another regional parliamentary poll, this time ComRes‘s most recent for London. This is in line with the national shifts in support for each party since the general election, with the two Coalition parties being punished by the capital’s voters to the […]

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