Boris Johnsons cash splurge is totally reckless. Yet it could win an election | Aditya Chakrabortty
July 8, 2019

His plan for tax cuts and spending commitments makes no economic sense. But dont underestimate its effect on voters, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

You know what youre supposed to think of Boris Johnson. He is a cynical Continue reading

Global markets fall as China prepares to hit back at US in trade war
June 17, 2019

Dow Jones slumps after Beijing signals readiness to restrict exports of rare-earth elements

Financial markets around the world have sold off sharply after Beijing signalled a readiness to strike back at Washington in their escalating trade war by restricting exports Continue reading

Hammond plays down Brexit delay increasing chance of second vote
May 7, 2019

Time likely to be too tight for referendum before end of October, says chancellor

Philip Hammond has played down the possibility that the UK could use the delay to Brexit to hold a second referendum and stressed that he still Continue reading

Britain fell for a neoliberal con trick  even the IMF says so | Aditya Chakrabortty
November 5, 2018

The fund reports that Britains finances are weaker than all other nations except Portugal, and says privatisation is to blame, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Columnists usually proffer answers, but today I want to ask a question, a big Continue reading

Trump’s trade war with China and Europe will hit global growth  IMF
October 13, 2018

UKs outlook for 2019 stays at 1.5% but previous forecast for 1.3% this year cut to 1.1%

Donald Trumps trade war with China and Europe is forecast to hit global growth this year and reverberate through 2019, the International Monetary Continue reading