In a recent interview with the Financial Times, former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made the striking claim that ‘in 2016 the British economy was 90% the size of Germany’s. Now it is less than 70%’. This claim is garbage, for two reasons. Unfortunately, it is just one of a tsunami of fake statistics … Continue reading What Mark Carney got wrong
Category: Trade policy
The seven tactics that Remainers use to discredit Brexit – and why they’re wrong
Brexit has hardly featured in the race to become the next Prime Minister, but the Conservative Party is still divided on the best way forward. The new leader will be under great pressure from many quarters to keep the UK economy as close to the EU as possible, rather than pursue the ambition of a … Continue reading The seven tactics that Remainers use to discredit Brexit – and why they’re wrong
Is ‘Brexit Britain’ really the ‘sick man of Europe’?
If you believe some of the headlines, the global economic shocks are already hitting ‘Brexit Britain’ much harder than other countries. Even the Bank of England governor, Andrew Bailey, has warned that inflation is set to be higher for longer in the UK, and growth weaker. The IMF, OECD and currency traders all apparently agree, … Continue reading Is ‘Brexit Britain’ really the ‘sick man of Europe’?
Schools presentation on free trade and inequality
Here are the slides from a presentations I gave last week to A-level students of economics, politics and business studies... the-economics-of-free-trade-and-inequality-29-june-2022Download