Commentary by Ann Pettifor

  • March 16, 2016

    The following from Professor John Weeks and Ann Pettifor of Prime Economics was published on 15 March 2016, a day ahead of the UK Budget speech by the Chancellor, in the Guardian newspaper:

  • March 22, 2012

    George Osborne's latest budget has reconfirmed Britain's prolonged collapse in economic activity, as he thrashes around for supply-side "solutions".

  • December 8, 2011

    The Autumn Statement reveals but one thing: the Chancellor and his advisers are both ill-advised and dangerously ill-prepared for the forthcoming prolonged Depression.

  • March 23, 2011

    Once again, as the budget looms, the government is looking down the wrong end of the economic telescope.

  • September 21, 2010

    We here in the UK have had blanket coverage of the Pope’s visit, which has apparently been global. On the whole the coverage irritated me, because, as always, the trivial dominated public debate. ‘Pope’s battle to save Christmas’ was a typical...

  • June 22, 2010

    Today the public, and particularly the Liberal Democrats, appear nonchalant as George Osborne steers the ship of state straight towards the Austerity Iceberg.

  • June 22, 2010

    In the run-up to the government's 'emergency budget', the overwhelming political consensus, parroted each day by the BBC’s economic correspondents, is that ’balancing the budget’ and ’slashing the deficit’ is now a national priority.

  • March 25, 2010

    What do yesterday's announcements mean in terms of tackling the economic crisis, its main victims, and the climate change challenge? Here is my more or less immediate response to Alistair Darling’s final budget.

  • July 2, 2009

    The week started for me on Saturday in the glorious setting of Cathedral Green, Exeter.

  • May 28, 2009

    I’ve done it at last. It took courage, a stiffening of the spine (and of a range of other joints!) and a couple of hundred quid...

  • May 7, 2009

    It has been another roller-coaster week. I am writing this from a volcanic island which is at once the most energy-sustainable place on earth and at the same time, the most financially unsustainable.

  • April 23, 2009

    The campaigns director of Operation Noah starts a new series of reflective pieces for Ekklesia in the run-up to the Copenhagen Summit in December '09.

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