Tim Congdon

Tim Congdon

‘Osborne appears to have achieved the miraculous. He has combined budgetary overspending with a reduction in cost of the debt burden’

“The boom in the output of the financial sector was a boom in productivity. This has been stopped in its tracks by bureaucracy and regulation.”

Standpoint’s columnist Tim Congdon responds to Martin Wolf on the Great Recession, austerity, and the proper use of fiscal policy

“Why have international investors and domestic savings institutions not sold off British government debt in anger at the slow progress on budgetary restraint?”

Martin Wolf and his academic mentors warned that austerity would be economic suicide. They were and are mistaken

‘Will the BBC suffer the same fate as British Leyland and British Shipbuilders?’

‘The Great Recession of 2008 knocked many assumptions but it knocked the assumptions of the young worst of all’

The Continent is stuck on a course of ‘ever closer union’. British voters need to know what the Prime Minister thinks of such a vision

‘Yes, net mortgage debt has increased in the last few years. But no, reports of a boom are unjustified and wrong’

50 years of Communism have left Cuba poorer than ever