Pat’s Politics

The £20 billion question

Pat McFadden MP  |  18 January 2012

One of the features of the banking crisis has been the anger and incredulity of people at the sharp end of public expenditure cuts and the squeeze on real incomes watching those who run banks fill their boots. Even if the individuals at the top of most banks have changed, people still find it galling …

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Cameron’s working time ruse

Pat McFadden MP  |  22 November 2011

Just a few weeks ago the prime minister told his European rebels that even though they would not get a referendum he would ensure there was a serious repatriation of powers from the EU to the UK. This week we found out what David Cameron meant. Yesterday The Guardian and the FT carried a story …

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Economic paralysis – leaders or structures?

Pat McFadden MP  |  8 November 2011

The picture of international gatherings promising much but delivering little has become wearyingly familiar in recent months. What’s the point of the flights, hotel bills and limousines if there is precious little by way of outcomes? The leaders at these gatherings seem to do just enough to stave off disaster but never enough to really …

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The Tories will stick to Plan A – but that’s not the only battle to be waged

Pat McFadden MP  |  7 June 2011

The events of the past two days have seemed like a rerun of the debate last summer, says Pat McFadden MP.

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