Economy: The Tories’ Real Problem with Austerity

In a short piece for the New Statesman, Stephen Bush beautifully sums up the biggest problem for the Tories and their ideology of austerity - if they want to keep going the only people left to take from are their own base, so now what? https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2018/04/conservatives-austerity-problem-isn-t-corbyn-it-s-cameron

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Economy: May Faces Universal Credit Woes

Angela Rayner has done a lot in her short time as a shadow minister and forcing 2 crucial votes on Universal Credit was nothing short of fantastic. However, as Stephen Bush explains, this could be the least of Theresa May's worries. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/welfare/2018/03/conservatives-are-heading-trouble-over-universal-credit