Build Back Better?

During his Presidential campaign in 2020, Joe Biden ran on a ‘Build Back Better’ platform, promising to improve American infrastructure and public services in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Following its outbreak, the virus has caused a huge spike in unemployment, having risen from 3.7% prior to the pandemic to 13.5% at its peak.Continue reading “Build Back Better?”

The Economic legacy of Major’s government

John Major became Prime Minister in late 1990, following Thatcher’s resignation. He took over the premiership at a time when the Conservatives were deeply unpopular, with polling showing Labour’s Neil Kinnock with a 23% lead over the Tories. This was down to a combination of factors; the economy was in recession from the early 1990s,Continue reading “The Economic legacy of Major’s government”