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Apart from cut our tax burden, boost innovation, improve our quality of life etc etc. My piece for the Guardian’s Comment is Free Tweet

Posted 24 Mar 2015 in Blog, Immigration, The Guardian
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Posted 05 Jan 2011 in Blog, Britain, Public finances, The Guardian
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The Guardian, 4 January 2011. Taxes on financial transactions, carbon and land could fill the hole in the public finances

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This article first appeared on the Guardian‘s Comment is Free. To anyone concerned that immigration is out of control, a promise to capthe number of people entering Britain seems very appealing. That’s why the Conservatives made the pledge during the election campaign. Such is the anti-immigrant fervour among the Tory grassroots that David Cameron didn’t dare […]

Posted 29 Jun 2010 in Blog, Britain, Immigration, The Guardian
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The Guardian, 28 June 2010. The government’s arbitrary limit will deprive the economy of skilled workers it needs but barely dent overall migrant numbers

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Guardian, 10 April 2010. A proper examination of ONS figures shows that despite an increase in immigration 1.2 million more Britons have jobs

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Guardian, 30 March 2010. A hike in national insurance is not only unfair, it will damage future growth by discouraging many from working harder

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Guardian, 9 March 2010. Running Britain in an age of austerity will be a thankless task – Labour might be better off without this poisoned chalice

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The Guardian, 12 February 2009. Instead of making divisive statements about immigrant workers, we should talk about how to create more jobs for everyone

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The Guardian, 4 February 2009. Free movement of labour makes economic and moral sense. Without it the EU would unravel

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The Guardian, 16 December 2008. New figures reveal that immigrants are not taking British people’s jobs – despite what Sir Andrew Green’s thinktank says

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The Guardian, 25 November 2008. Darling’s prescription was a sticking plaster on an economy that demands Obama-style shock therapy.

Posted 25 Nov 2008 in Brazil, Economics, Published articles, The Guardian
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The Guardian, 9 October 2008. The UK government’s measures will stave off economic collapse and get banks moving, but calling them a bail-out is misleading

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The Guardian, 7 October 2008. If the government is bold and recapitalises the banks, Gordon Brown will reap a political dividend. Only ruin awaits indecision

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The Guardian, 11 September 2008. We need an immigration system that favours care workers, not oligarchs and investment bankers

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The Guardian, 8 September 2008. Field and Soames would like businesses to police immigration quotas – a proposal unworkable, inefficient and illiberal

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The Guardian, 8 August 2008. Europe’s war against immigration is immoral and unwinnable. It’s time for a radical rethink

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The Guardian, 15 January 2007. Immigration energises our economy, and has made many Britons more productive. We should welcome it

Posted 15 Jan 2007 in Immigration, Published articles, The Guardian
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Ann Pettifor and Philippe Legrain discuss whether globalisation can work for smaller countries

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Progressive politics ought to be about hope: that we can create a fairer society where everyone can make the most of their potential. Yet the prevailing mood on the left is despair. Globalisation, many believe, is leading the world to rack and ruin – and there is little we can do about it. American-led corporate […]