October 27, 2019
This report from the UK think tank Policy Exchange looks at how Labour’s economic agenda would transform the UK.
‘McDonnellomics: How Labour’s economic agenda would transform the UK’ is the most thorough examination so far of the Shadow Chancellor’s policy approach and inspiration, rooted in a 1970s Bennite socialist political tradition. Based on a wide-ranging analysis of Labour’s published plans, academic papers and interviews, it finds that McDonnellomics would represent the biggest shift in UK economic policy since the advent of Thatcherism. Even after a short period under a Labour government with John McDonnell as Chancellor, the paper concludes, the British economy would be less resistant to shocks, with a more concentrated and volatile tax base, less flexible labour market and lower investor confidence.Read Full Report
By Jonathan Cribb; Tom Waters; Thomas Wernham; Xiaowei XuRead more