Christine Lagarde

Pro-worker, pro-business: An agenda for inclusive capitalism

Jon Cruddas MP and Liam Byrne MP  |  5 June 2014

A rare moment of political consensus is building as voices from across the worlds of politics, finance, faith, business and trade unions begin to sound the same note, calling for economic growth that is more inclusive. What does this mean? Is it mere rhetoric? Empty words that leave us stuck with the status quo? We …

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Looking for euro leadership

Stephen Bush  |  22 May 2012

The European crisis is like a dinner party: it would all be much, much better if Tony Blair had been invited. It is a European problem – and all the crowing over the inevitable weakness of the euro ignores that, in some parallel euro-free world, the Greeks’ way out would be a beggar-thy-neighbour devaluation of …

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Ignore the advice

Paul Richards  |  23 September 2011

The one thing a Labour leader never lacks is advice. It comes in by the shovel-load, like manure. It comes in casual encounters, formal meetings, letters written in green ink, pompous ‘open letters’, coded warnings and articles in the press.   On the road to Liverpool Ed Miliband is drowning in advice. Floating at the …

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