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The Schizophrenia of UK (De) industrialisation Policy

Far from radically rebalancing the structure of the UK economy, Theresa May’s industrial strategy seems destined to entrench the UK’s deindustrialisation It is now over a decade since the run on Northern Rock augured the onset of a financial crisis whose reverberations are still being felt in the British political system. The response to the crisis, not least the austerity … Continue reading

2 October 2018 by
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What happened to British decline?

Wyn Grant

The discourse may have changed, but the problems remain There was once a whole academic cottage industry devoted to British relative decline.  Indeed, there was a sufficiently large literature to allow me to teach a course on the general issue of decline.   Andrew Gamble published four editions of a book entitled Britain in Decline.  However, the term has now largely … Continue reading

16 October 2014 by
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