Tory turmoil on Europe is embarassing for David Cameron – but potentially disastrous for the UK economy, says Linda McAvan

Whilst David Cameron is away, negotiating with Barack Obama on a vital trade agreement between the EU and the US, members of his cabinet have joined backbenchers in tabling an amendment to the Queen's speech committing them to an EU referendum, undermining the trade agreement potentially worth £10 billion to the UK economy. The Independent … Continue reading Tory turmoil on Europe is embarassing for David Cameron – but potentially disastrous for the UK economy, says Linda McAvan

The Service economy, golden eggs – and is the Tory/LibDem coalition killing the goose?

The economic figures released this week were not bright. The UK economy is at best flat lining; as someone described it ‘bumping along the corrugated bottom’. What brightness there was, was provided by the service sector. That’s where any growth we’re achieving is coming. That may not be what we’d like – rebalancing to manufacturing … Continue reading The Service economy, golden eggs – and is the Tory/LibDem coalition killing the goose?

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