Merkel’s economic chancellorship

Angela Merkel become the German chancellor in 2005. Merkel ran as the CDU/CSU candidate, the centre-right Conservative alliance in Germany. The CSU contests elections in only Bavaria, whereas the CDU operates in the other states of Germany. In the election campaign, the CDU/CSU pursued a fiscally conservative agenda, promising more deregulation, tax reductions and publicContinue reading “Merkel’s economic chancellorship”

The Economic legacy of the Blair administration

Tony Blair became Prime Minister in 1997. This came after a landslide election victory in which the Labour Party gained 145 seats, taking them to a total of 418 seats. With a majority of 179 seats, the Labour government held the largest parliamentary majority since 1935. The transformation of the Labour Party into ‘New Labour’Continue reading “The Economic legacy of the Blair administration”

The Economic legacy of the Obama administration

Barack Obama became the President of the US amid the worst recession since the Great Depression. He took over from President Bush following the sub-prime mortgage crisis, with the economy contracting during his first quarter in office. Thus, his legacy came to be defined by his post-recession economic policies. Supporters and proponents of what hasContinue reading “The Economic legacy of the Obama administration”

The Economic legacy of Brown’s government

From the moment Tony Blair was elected in 1997, it seemed inevitable that Gordon Brown would become Prime Minister. He took over from Blair in 2007 after the latter announced that he would resign his post within a year, during a conference in September 2006. This was due to internal pressure within the Labour Party,Continue reading “The Economic legacy of Brown’s government”

The Economic legacy of the Trump Administration

The 45th President of the United States was sworn in on the 20th of January, 2017. Despite being a controversial figure, namely due to his tweets and nonchalant character, insofar as many social media platforms eventually took to de-platforming him, his economic legacy is laudable on many fronts. With this said, his economic agenda deviatedContinue reading “The Economic legacy of the Trump Administration”